About Massage Art and Alma Spijker


In 1991, Alma completed her first massage course and absolutely loved it. She has since completed multiple courses, including therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, Boegem therapy (a deep tissue massage administered while sitting up), Foot Reflexology and is a certified Reiki Practitioner

Alma's love of massage became her business in 2003 - she set up her table in a room in Waihi's Artmarket, and "Massage Art" was born. After 5 years, Artmarket relocated to the town centre, and Alma decided the best place to massage from was her peaceful home.

It is my pleasure to recommend Alma as a wonderful therapeutic masseuse. I have been having massages for about 2 years. My preference is for a firm massage as my older muscles require a lot of "tenderising".

Alma finds all the spots that require attention. Her intuition is amazing. The night of my massage I sleep like a baby.

Diane Larsen

For the past 17 months weekly I have been going to Alma for massage, because I have Pallondromie Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Her treatments are very good and helps to keep me mobile and drug free. It is easy to see she enjoys her job and is dedicated to her work.

John G

Massage is personal, you have to be comfortable and feel good from it.

I am glad to have met Alma for this reason; she has 'the knack', can adjust her pressure to suit and even finds areas I wasn't even aware of that needed a good rub. I look forward to my regular hourly massages where Alma provides a private secluded room which is warm with relaxing music. Alma is also great for coming into the workplace and giving 10 minute massages to de-stress and makes you feel more comfortable. You have to try Alma out because you don’t know what you are missing!


I have tried several massage therapists over the past several years to help cure a chronic foot problem. Thankfully I found Alma who has vastly improved my condition. I am happy to recommend Alma's effective massage therapy and her positive cheerful attitude.

Tim Morgan

In the mid 80's following a day spent planting trees with a pick and a crowbar, I did some gardening and injured my back. Since then I have had a weakness in my back at the injured point with recurring lower back pain which doctors are unable to fix. However I have found by keeping moving, practising regular specific back exercises and massage has been answer. When I find my back is becoming painful, which can be caused by going about my normal every day life, after one, sometimes two sessions of Alma working on me I am back to normal and pain free. I am so happy with the results of her massages I have recommended her to many other people.

Betty Jeeves

Every month I do something for myself; I have a massage. I have found this hour to be special because it relaxes me and gives me energy.

Alma is skilful and respectful and I have come to appreciate her gift in my life. Go for it!

Lynn Hale