David has completed over 40,000 hours of bodywork over 32 years, specialising in Ampuku Abdominal Massage and Shiatsu, utilising the Kidney Ginger Compress.


After studying Shiatsu with the British School Of Shiatsu, David Clark set up the New Zealand School of Shiatsu for massage in 1989. He has been a leading Shiatsu massage therapist for nearly 30 years and has performed over 40,000 hours of professional massage and consultation for various health disorders.


Incorporating Swedish, Shiatsu and Trigger Point techniques, Remedial, Deep Tissue and Sports massages are individualised to help identify and balance stress and tension patterns.

 – Sore muscles

– Knots and stiffness

– Back, neck and shoulder pain

– Sports injury

♦ 60 minutes: $120



An intra-abdominal massage to revitalise and cleanse digestive organs. Utilising over 40,000 hours experience garnered over 30 years, David also helps women suffering endometriosis, regulates menstrual cycles, and works closely with infertility issues.

– Abdominal swelling

– Acid reflux

– Digestive problems

– Infertility issues

– Endometriosis

– Menstrual tension

– Post pregnancy swelling

 ♦ 60 minutes: $120



With the application of a heated compress containing plant extracts to specific parts of the body, this treatment is designed to balance and purify vital organs. Ideal for muscular tension, kidney disorders and lung congestion.

– Improves kidney function

– Helps with weight-loss

– Improves libido

– Increases energy levels

♦ 60 minutes: $120



“I’m a 21 year old female, who has always been fairly thin my whole life. Since going into puberty, I’ve never really had a ‘normal’ period – they’ve always been very light and irregular.

This problem took a bad turn and developed into amenorrhoea for about one year when I went through a bad ‘skinny’ period and lost a lot of weight, dropping to a dangerously low BMI. Being a student undergoing medical training, I realised this put me at a greater risk for problems in the future, such as osteoporosis (and more). After gaining back all the weight I lost, I tried various methods to try and get my periods to come back, mostly to no effect. They did come back for a short period of time before disappearing for a number of months again. By this stage, I was getting quite desperate and frustrated and almost resigned myself to the fate of having to go through essentially ‘premature menopause’ at 20 years old.

Someone then introduced me to the idea of going for Ampuku with David, so I decided to give it a go, without expecting much. However, it was like magic!! I managed to have a normal DECENT period the day after my second Ampuku session. (I only needed 2!) This was a phenomenal result and in fact, it was probably the most decent period I’ve ever had! Furthermore, David kindly also gave me specific advice and information about dietary changes I could make that would enhance my health and well-being.

Lastly, I’d also like to add that the ampuku sessions were nice and relaxing, and done in a professional and kind way. They gave someone with low confidence and self-esteem issues hope and confidence again.
Thanks for everything,



I always used to have bad periods in every way possible. I thought it would be something I would just have to live with. I am actually in disbelief about how ampuku has helped, or rather, healed my bad periods. Now I feel 100% all the time and never have to dread that once a month. Thank you!


Hi David, just wanted to quickly thank you for your help – after only 7 months of trying to conceive my husband and I recently found out we are pregnant.
You were very professional and knowledgeable , I enjoyed the 1 hour massage on lunch breaks to relax me and get my systems working again as the doctors had told me I am not ovulating. After treatment you were able to get my periods more regular and boost my ovulation back to where it should be.
I also enjoyed the food lists you gave me and how I felt once I introduced my new diet. Thank you once again for your help and I know many other couples will be very pleased with your results.
After treatment with David I conceived on my 3rd cycle , which was great.
Emily Tromp


I don’t normally give personal references, but this one is worthwhile. A few years ago I got really sick in Thailand with food poisoning, and my intestines never quite came back to 100%. Recently I’ve been seeing David Clark who does intra-abdominal massage – basically he gives your internal organs a massage by getting into your abdominal cavity. He’s probably the only trained practitioner in NZ who does this, and frankly he’s AMAZING. Most of your energy stores and 50% of your reserves of vitamins and minerals live in your Intestines, so if they’re not 100%, then you’ll feel awful. If you have any kind of digestive problems, acid reflux, abdominal pain, bloating etc, then go and see him. You can thank me later.
Seeby Woodhouse

I can vouch for that. 4 sessions made a huge difference.
Grayson Coutts

I come over from the States once or twice a year. David is exceptional. He has a most unusual gift.
Jamie Linen

I’ll second Seeby, and Jamie. It was actually Jamie who introduced me to Dave and I’ve been seeing him for almost a year now. I can back up everything that Seeby says. Dave is a genius – he can do stuff that would just confuse doctors.
Tom Smith


When I joined SlimmersEdge David and his trainers were aware that I was gearing up for pregnancy (i.e. losing weight) and were always helpful and understanding. 2 or so months into my membership I overheard David saying something about Ampuku massage and its success rate for increasing fertility.
My first pregnancy 3 years ago took a while to eventuate so I promptly booked myself an appointment with David and was treated to a relaxing hour long ampuku massage. I found the whole experience fascinating, especially when David told me I had ‘brittle’ ovaries (!) and that the massage combined with the heat would bring back the blood flow into that area. This seemed quite logical to me and when I fell pregnant on my next cycle following the massage I was convinced it was because of the ampuku!!
I am now 5 months pregnant and all’s going well.
Cheers David!!!

Kelly McQuinn

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