Ngati Kuri/Te Rarawa descent
Kaimirimiri: Traditional bodyworker of Mirimiri and Romiromi, healer and educator
Jolie spent much of her earlier life growing up in Ahipara in the Far North, where Rongoā Māori is commonly practiced and a normal part of the local community.
Formally a trained nurse (NDHB), Jolie left her nursing career and returned to her healing background to practice as a Kaimirimiri and provide education around Mirimiri and Romiromi. Jolie us currently based in Lower Hutt where she works from her home-based clinic, treating people with physical pain, injuries, dis-ease and emotional/mental or spiritual distress.
Jolie is also a rehabilitation provider under ACC with the recent implementation of the Rongoā Māori policy enabling Māori to access treatment for pain, injuries or sensitive claims.
Jolie is an advocate for Rongoā Māori (traditional healing practices) and works to ‘normalise’ Rongoā Māori/Mirimiri and Romiromi in communities. She does this by holding the Manawa Ora 2-day workshops throughout NZ, where anyone can attend to learn about the Foundations of Māori Bodywork and Healing. She also facilitates community Clinic Days in Porirua, Lower Hutt and Palmerston North where practitioners and students in training provide Mirimiri and Romiromi for koha, and where people can attend to learn about and experience traditional healing practices.