Testimonials

What people are saying about us

Retreats


I can’t speak highly enough of my experience during the retreat weekend. It was pure tonic to be transported to a place of calm and peace surrounded by likeminded people. Kath and Becks have a wealth of knowledge and experience. I came away feeling nourished – both in mind and body, and feel I have some great tools in place to put my health and well-being back on track. For anyone looking for a restorative re-set, you’ve come to the right place!”

Fleur, Coromandel, New Zealand


“My partner and I had an idyllic weekend retreat away. The venue was spectacular and the retreat had a relaxing mix of restorative activates as well as more vibrant ones. Bex and Kath were fantastic, and all the little details they added made it a truly rejuvenating experience. They went above and beyond our expectations and we didn’t need to plan a thing as everything was taken care of. They both were warm, friendly and so genuine, it was extremely clear to see how much they enjoyed being there and it meant we did more too. It was more than worthwhile, it has been our best trip away together and we would jump at the chance to do it again! Only complaint was that it was over too soon!”

Daniel – Christchurch, New Zealand

“The Retreat was such a great mini escape, a chance to chill and switch off with plenty of downtime and also a chance to learn new wellness tools and trial options available. I left the retreat feeling motivated and inspired to bring these new practices to my life and had made beautiful connections with other wahine (women).”

Cushla, Christchurch, New Zealand


Workshops & Coaching


“I was in bed 18 hours a day and had chronic pain. After working with Bex for 3 months, I now feel human again. I am working full hours and have all the energy for friends, family and those gym days I never believed I would do again.”

Beth, Queenstown, New Zealand


“You were BEYOND amazing tonight. That’s the best workshop I’ve ever done, and I’ve done a few. Thank you so much. I love the course structure and the way you teach, leaving so much room to connect,. Thank you so so much! You are a gem in this world!”

– Tess, Christchurch, New Zealand


“Since working with Bex having her support every step of the way, I’ve become so much more confident in myself, I have a lot more self love and overall such a positive person. I have such a different mindset on life. If you ever want to reach out to Bex, I could not recommend her enough, she has helped me immensely and I will forever be grateful for her.”

– Alesha, Melbourne, Australia


Massage, Chi Nei Tsang & Lymphatic Drainage


“Kath is extremely genuine and caring person. Kath is clearly knowledgeable and passionate about massage and all things health and well-being. All of these attributes are clearly evident during the treatments I have had with Kath. Kath quickly identifies any problem areas and creates a comfortable space.   The treatments are tailored to what you need and what she identifies. After my treatments with Kath I have always left with my body feeling a lot more free and comfortable. We have also had Kath come into the workplace which has been amazing and well appreciated by the team.”  

— Melissa, Christchurch, New Zealand


“I’ve just experienced my first ‘Chi Nei Tsang’ abdominal massage. Although initially the thought of someone massaging my stomach made me feel a little awkward, as soon as Kath began, that feeling immensely dissipated, leaving me with what transpired to be an truly enlightening experience. 

I was shocked by the tension I’d been holding and how, as Kath progressed, not only did my abdomen feel more relaxed, but so too did my lower back and shoulders. Kath has truly been gifted with healing hands”.

– Fleur, Auckland, New Zealand


“From the moment I met Kath I loved her bubbly & caring personality, she is so knowledgeable and could help ease any muscle tension that I had. I know that everyone will enjoy Kath’s smiling face, kind heart & what she has to offer to make you feel amazing.”

– Nicky, Christchurch, New Zealand


“On arrival at Kath Mead’s Massage room you are greeted with a warm and beautiful smile and a sense of charm. I have had several spinal surgeries and live with a lot of pain. You will feel very at ease with Kath and know you are in good hands. She has excellent knowledge and experience. When I leave it is always with less pain and tension. Make sure when you leave that you take her Business cards with you as you will want to share the experience with your friends. Last thing “the foot massage”  Wow Wow and Wow.”

– Pauline, Christchurch, New Zealand


Yoga & The Infrared Sauna


Kath is a natural teacher with an incredibly lovely and warm manner. I’m new to yoga and Kath takes special care to ensure that I’m feeling comfortable and relaxed at all times. Kath’s incredibly knowledgeable and patiently explains the positions and correct alignment, adapting the pace when required. I can’t wait for my next class!

– Julie, Christchurch, New Zealand


“Last night I had my first infrared sauna session, and it was incredible. Usually I don’t enjoy being in saunas because I find the heat really hard to handle but this was totally different, I actually found it enjoyable! I had no issues breathing and it felt like being warped in a warm blanket. I usually find sleep challenging but last night I slept like a baby and I am still feeling completely relaxed and my skin feels amazing and detoxed, so soft! “

– Kate, Auckland, New Zealand


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


“Our son was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old. Since then, my husband and I became passionate in finding alternative treatments on how we can even help him more improve his condition.

It was when I was watching a vlog I first came across the wonders of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to kids with ASD. After much prayer and research, we agreed to give it a try, and then we met this lovely lady named Bex Whitehouse, one of the founders of Back to Wellness. During our first week of treatment, I noticed a huge changed in our son. He became much attentive and focused in his early intervention classes. Noticeable improvement in his fine motor skills. Stimming (i.e.. groaning like sounds, looking closely at items, jumping, etc. ) was less.

What a difference it had made! I have also observed positive changes in my health since I go in with him. We are very fortunate and grateful to know Bex, she is very welcoming and professional and her service is highly commendable.”

Sherly & Nate, Christchurch, New Zealand


When I first heard about HBOT I was skeptical, but not anymore, I’ve just completed my fourth session of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and I am over the moon with my results. I have had arthritis in my hands for 10 years plus and they have always felt tight and look extremely puffy, but now for the first time in 12 years I am able to put my rings on my fingers and bend them without that tight feeling. I will definitely be coming back!

– Petra, Christchurch, New Zealand