Hi everyone. My name is Monique Low and I am the founder of Najalu Naturals New Zealand.
I’m a busy mum of three children based here in beautiful Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
My career background was corporate including over eight years as a legal secretary. My family moved from the Horowhenua to Hawkes Bay in 2006 and I retrained at EIT as a Massage Therapist in 2007. My current qualification is NZQA Diploma in Sports & Therapeutic Massage (Level 6). I am also trained in Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage.
I am a qualified Cannabis Massage Therapist (Primal Therapeutics – Colorado 2018).
I work full time as a Massage Therapist within the Napier Massage & Health Collective based at 71 Tennyson Street, Napier.
OIL AND BALM CREATION
Many things led me to start making my own oils and balms including the loss of a young family member and then my child being diagnosed with tourettes. Not to mention my hundreds of massage clients who are always looking for a product that actually worked!
We needed to use magnesium products to relieve muscle pain and tightness but quickly realised there wasn’t a lot of healthy, or organic options out there. I was uncomfortable using options that came packed in toxic plastic. I also didn’t want to put cheap, synthetic and processed ingredients on a child who already had an overloaded system.
Cannabis and Hemp also kept coming up in my research as a plant that could have positive benefits when applied topically. I subsequently trained with a Colorado based provider in Cannabis Massage Therapy. This has given me an indepth understanding of the plant and it's critical role within the human endocannaboid system.
I then enrolled in an Organic Skincare course and the rest is history. Family and friends have been guinea pigs and their feedback is always ruthless. We believe that has helped us to provide you with an honest product that works.
Our motto is if we wouldn’t put it on our children then we won’t put it on you.
Dip. Therapeutic & Sport Massage (Level 6) - EIT Hawkes Bay
I (Monique) have been massaging full time since mid 2007.
Remedial massage is my specialty and my appointments book out months in advance. I particularly enjoy working with clients who live with chronic pain. Remedial Massage is very powerful. It is very satisfactory helping people to regain movement and move freely without pain.
Working hands on with so many people teaches you a lot about human nature and opens your world up to many different healing and energy modalities. I am constantly learning and love what I do.
I am part of a busy team of natural health professionals currently situated in Napier (Napier Massage & Health Collective). Booking is essential. Find us on Facebook!