Jonathon Allen

Acupuncturist and Co-Founder

Hi, I’m Jonathon Allen, co-founder of the Samford Acupuncture & Massage clinic.  My journey into Asian medicine began as an apprentice with Dr. Chu in Auckland. 20 years later I am a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture) with 14 years clinical experience.

My specialist postgraduate studies in Japanese acupuncture (toyohari, manaka and kiiko), combined with a degree of Chinese medicine and certificate in seitai /Japanese structural alignment have led to a unique and powerful treatment repertoire.

Within treatments I incorporate acupuncture, bodywork and herbal medicine.  I also treat sports and musculo-skeletal conditions using motor point needling.

Taryn Allen

Acupuncturist and Co-Founder

Hi, I’m Taryn Allen, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture) and co-founder of Samford Acupuncture & Massage.  Encompassing remedial massage, a degree in acupuncture, and intensive post graduate studies in Japanese acupuncture (toyohari, manaka and kiiko), I have 19 years clinical experience within the natural medicine industry.

I am a facial rejuvenation therapist and have further specialist training in aesthetic and cosmetic acupuncture, more recently studying with Dr. Travall Croom, gaining the latest in skin health and anti-aging technology.

I incorporate LED (light) therapy to create an effective and unique treatment repertoire for a wide range of solutions.



Remedial Massage & Zen Thai Shiatsu Therapist

Hi, I’m Rachel, remedial massage & zen thai shiatsu therapist

While living in Thailand I started practicing yoga regularly, which led me on my journey to become a qualified yoga teacher.  Teaching yoga, I have further evolved on to becoming a massage therapist, specializing in both remedial and zen thai shiatsu styles.

I feel strongly about combining my experience in both the scientific and complimentary medicine realms to support the body to move towards a healthier state of being.

My remedial massage treatments incorporate deep muscular and trigger point therapy to create the best pain management and mobility outcomes.  Or if you prefer I will focus on more gentle flowing techniques to create a state of pure relaxation.

Zen thai shiatsu treatments work with a synergy of traditional shiatsu massage and traditional thai massage, combined with osteopathic and remedial techniques.  These are performed while you are lying down.  This allows your body to receive an integrative flow of stretches and deep muscle relief techniques that bring about a freedom of movement to your whole body, and deep relaxation.