Pukeko Therapy is Upper Hutt’s professional Acupuncture and Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy, 
Pukeko Therapy and our partner Qi Therapy are now operating from 2 Princes Street (upstairs).

Clinic Room at 2 Princes St


Acupuncture & Massage


Pukeko Therapy specialises in:

  • Acupuncture (for pain and musculo-skeletal injuries, and cosmetic acupuncture)
  •  Sport therapy (pre- and post-event, maintenance massage & sports events)
  • Remedial / Therapeutic (or Treatment) massage

Our treatments may also include other techniques

  • Moxibustion
  • Mineral heat therapy
  • Myofascial cupping  to release tight fascia  and Chinese cupping to release stagnation
  •  A variety of massage techniques  to address movement impairment syndromes

Professional treatment massage and acupuncture in Upper Hutt, by fully trained therapists with professionally recognised qualifications.

APPROACH: Proven and effective soft tissue therapies and acupuncture help with pain, injuries, stress, sore muscles, tight fascia, and postural tension.

COMMITMENT: At Pukeko Therapy, you can expect to be treated safely, with skill, professionalism and respect.

GOAL:  to make you feel better and healthier.

These values are reflected in Pukeko Therapy’s Mission Statement below.

Our Mission Statement

“We provide you with the highest level of professional care in acupuncture and massage therapy to make you feel better and healthier”

Welcome to Pukeko Therapy

Pukeko Therapy was started by Andre Capiez, a sport and therapeutic masseur with a strong interest in complementary health. Andre decided to open a massage clinic in Upper Hutt, specialising in sport therapy and treatment massage, because he believed that there was a need for professional massage treatment by fully qualified therapists in Upper Hutt. After graduating with a 4-year Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Andre went to Nepal for two months with the Acupuncture Relief Project, treating an average of 16 ro 18 patients a day, six days a week, and on his return added acupuncture to his treatments.


The clinic is centrally located at 2 Princes Street (upstairs) in the Upper Hutt CBD. 

Bookings and appointments

Massage is by appointment only. Appointments are made online through Ezybook

Booking is easy, convenient and fast; click on the Ezybook link, and you can pick yourself the time and day that suits you best. Ezybook also sends you automatic reminders of your appointment. After the first time log-in, you will love the freedom and flexibility of being able to make appointments from home or from work, whenever you want. You can also easily cancel or change your appointment.


Massage offers many benefits. Manipulation of the the soft tissues of the body has beneficial effects on the nervous, muscular systems and connective tissues and enhances the circulation of blood and lymph.

Our Partner Qi Therapy

Qi Therapy was established by Melissa James who specialises in Tuina / Chinese medical massage (also known as acupuncure without needles), Cupping and Gua-Sha.

© Capiez Andre 2016