Rata Remedies is a small batch body care range based on both modern and traditional herbal medicine practices. Each remedy is crafted slowly, the herbal oils are infused in reflection of the lunar phases - working along side the essence of the cycles around us. Different landscapes, medicinal plants and flowers play the role of the muse in each formulation. They are created with vibrant herbs and essential oils, and an underlaying intention to kindly deepen and strengthen one's connection to their body through sensory awareness, and practices such as self massage.
Ingredients are chosen with integrity, Katrina selects herbs and oils that are organic, non GMO and locally grown, home grown or sustainably sourced.
Rata remedies is a celebration of Hand crafting and creativity, talented artist Vanja Vukelic is the creator of our signature art peice and the remedies themselves are hand made by Katrina, from her home apothecary in Te Waipapa - Diamond Harbour.
With over a decade of professional experience Katrina is a qualified massage & beauty therapist, specializing in fertility massage therapy. She can be found practicing as a massage therapist, from her dedicated home space in Diamond Harbour, and also alongside many other wonderful practictioners within Flow Therapeutics Christchurch.
Katrina is currently a herbal student, studying both western herbal medicine and the local plants in the place she calls home. When not at work she is often found at home, in the garden or happily lost in some form of creative outlet - painting, photography or more recently; building pottery.
Dip. Relaxation Massage & Beauty Therapy
Cert. Fertility Massage Therapy
Cert. Herbal Medicine Making
Katrina's relaxation massage was true bliss. As I am pregnant, I could choose between two essential oils that she then mixed together with natural oil. She adapted the massage to my pregnancy stage, so I felt completely safe and taken care of. I left on cloud 9 and would recommend Rata Remedies to anyone who is looking for a natural and relaxing massage. Thank you again Katrina for this delightful moment!