About Mabin House Body & Skin Sanctuary

We have re-branded to Mabin House Skin & Body Sanctuary (formerly Elliott Cottage Skin & Beauty Therapy) and have moved to 98 Nile Street in sunny Nelson. Escape the stresses of your daily life and indulge in the beautiful surroundings at our gorgeous Mabin House, we're sure you'll just love it.

Come and meet us, and see what you think.


Meet Tina: Senior Beauty Therapist at Mabin House Body & Skin Sanctuary

Meet Tina - Senior Beauty Therapist and Owner

I have been in the Beauty Therapy industry since 2006 and worked under some of the top therapists in Nelson. I started my own business so I could establish a business based on my own work ethic and principles, and to provide a quality of service that is affordable. This is my pride and passion and I love being able to make every client walk out feeling better about themselves.

Having problematic skin as a younger person really piqued my interest in good skin care as I grew older and became more aware of the fabulous opportunities to enhance and protect what I’ve got.

Since then I have researched and looked into many products, always looking for new products and tools and testing them out first before offering them to my clients.

The great thing about the beauty industry is that it continues to change and challenge old remedies with new so I am continually learning and adapting to best meet my clients needs.

Meet Jess - Senior Beauty Therapist and makeup artists at Mabin House

Meet Jess - Senior Beauty Therapist and Makeup Artist

Hi, I'm Jess and I'm a Beauty and Body Therapist. I gained my Diploma in my hometown of Nelson, New Zealand and have never looked back. This industry has always been in the background of my life;  I was a teenager when my dearest Mother decided to go back to school and study Beauty. Since then, I've been used as a guinea pig in every sense of the word. Now, I get to return the favour.

After working in New Zealand for a while I decided a bit of travel was in order, so I set sail aboard the mighty Diamond Princess then the lovely Seabourn Sojourn which took me around the entirety of Asia + a little bit extra. It was hard work and I met some amazing people along the way, who taught me their little tricks which I can now pass on to you. 

This industry is such a joy to work in. It's constantly changing, growing and evolving which is how I like to approach my treatments, as needs change and wants evolve.

After working in Melbourne for the last couple of years, I am back to Nelson and am delighted to be working alongside Tina (my Mum) at Mabin House Body & Skin Sanctuary (formerly Elliott Beauty).

Sheena Nelson Beauty Therapist at Mabin House

Meet Sheena

I graduated from NMIT after completing the two year Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy. During and after my training I worked at Nelson Beauty Therapy, specialising in brow shaping, massage, facials and waxing.

Since graduating I have trained in deep tissue massage and enjoy bringing these techniques into facials and other massage treatments.

When treating skin I like to work holistically, encouraging a healthy, strong skin through optimal nutrition and carefully chosen products designed to support, nurture and protect. I enjoy the process of healing and rebuilding troubled skin, and seeing the increase in confidence for my clients as their skin improves.

I am so excited to join the team at Mabin House and look forward to meeting and working with our clients.

Meet Sami, Nelson Beauty Therapist - holistic spa treatments

Meet Sami

Kia Ora, I'm Sami. I have my Diploma in Beauty & Body Therapy and have been in the industry since 2015, taking a short break to have my daughter, who is fast approaching 1 year old.

I quickly discovered my passion lies in holistic spa treatments and after what felt like a never ending pregnancy, I'm even more thrilled that I can offer pregnancy and post natal massage. I have taken extra courses in aromatherapy and naturopathy and I am always looking at where I can next increase knowledge for my clients. I use massage techniques drawing from a range of cultures, most of which focus on energy flow through the body, helping to relieve built up tension and stress, as well as calm a busy mind.

I feel honoured to work with the ladies at Mabin House Body & Skin Sanctuary, a group of women passionate about the people walking through the front door. I truly can't wait to meet you.

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