for women


Rediscover your health & wellbeing

The ‘living wetsuit’ is an anatomical analogy for the fascia-infused ‘garment of flesh’ our bodies wear for their entire lives.

Join us for the world’s first WETSUIT WELLNESS workshops, a pioneering series of self-care classes uniquely designed for WOMEN seeking to age with grace and vitality.

Embark on a transformative journey to naturally and safely alleviate:

  • Muscle and joint stiffness
  • Congestion and swelling
  • Pain and disability

Say goodbye hassles and expense of treatments that might not be helpful for you

Are you… ?

  • Are you a woman whose body has begun to feel its age
  • Are you tired of waking up feeling stiff and achy
  • Do you struggle with pain that limits your mobility and enjoyment of life

  • Are you looking for some simple ways to safely and effectively alleviate your body’s niggles and discomfort, to promote your overall health and wellbeing

This WORKSHOP is Perfect for You If …

  • You’re seeking some safe natural solutions for your body’s annoying complaints.

  • You want to relieve muscle and joint stiffness.
  • You want to reduce congestion and swelling.
  • You want to boost the benefits of the help you’re already receiving from other healthcare providers (including, for example, your doctors, physios, and massage therapists)

  • You’re ready to take some simple, proactive steps towards aging with grace and vitality.

YOUR GUIDE – Sue Adstrum

A PhD-qualified anatomist, physiotherapist, and holistic bodywork practitioner with a deep focus on fascia – the three-dimensional web of soft connective tissue that permeates our bodies and plays a crucial role in the development and healing of most pain and health problems.

As an integrative anatomist, body therapist, and gracefully aging body owner I’m dedicated to empowering individuals to understand and optimise their body’s innate potential for wellness. Through my unique approach, I blend a contemporary understanding of human anatomy (the ‘living wetsuit’ concept) with a variety of safe and natural body care practices, with the aim of helping you take a more active role in your everyday health care journey.

Course Highlights


Each workshop consists of
4 x 90-minute sessions,
held weekly.


Discover the links between your body’s comprehensive fascia-infused design, the ways it works, and its comfort and health.


Experience and learn about a variety of practical, fascia-relating bodywork techniques that have potential to improve your health and wellbeing.

What You’ll Discover

  • The potent connection between anatomical science and health care.

  • The groundbreaking ‘living wetsuit’ concept and its usefulness in modern health care.
  • An uncomplicated, up-to-date understanding of fascia and its relevance to your body’s functioning and health.
  • The importance of self-care – on its own, and to complement other types of treatment.
  • A selection of safe and easy holistic health care techniques you can use to boost your health, reduce pain, and help manage your own illnesses and injuries.

  • Practical tips for things you can safely do to help yourself while waiting for appointments to see medical specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions

The term ‘wetsuit’ refers to the concept of ‘the living wetsuit’ – a dynamic and interconnected ‘garment of flesh’ that envelops and links all aspects of your body, including its bones, muscles, organs, tissues, cell, and biological molecules.

Understanding our body’s anatomical structure influences how we care for it.

Our bodies are naturally whole. They come in one piece and function as a cohesive unit. Yet, when anatomists scientifically dissect them – a process that damages the fascia (soft connective tissue) – our bodies appear to be made up of many different ‘body parts.’

Wetness Wellness workshops are founded on a modern integrative anatomical model – ‘the living wetsuit’ – which recognizes the body’s interconnectedness as well as it’s individual components. This innovative approach allows us to combine contemporary medical knowledge with a range of natural body care practices that you can safely use at home to alleviate discomfort and enhance your overall health and vitality.

Our Wetsuit Wellness workshops offer a unique approach to well-being that focuses on nurturing your whole and fascia-including body, not just its muscles and joints. Unlike typical exercise classes, which can be harsh on aging bodies and lead to injuries, our workshops prioritise a variety of gentle and safe self-care practices.

Led by Sue Adstrum, a highly knowledgeable therapist with nearly 50 years of healthcare experience, our workshops provide tailored instruction to address individual attendees’ health concerns and conditions. Sue’s extensive background allows her to guide participants in safely boosting their health and well-being at home and becoming more involved in their individual health journeys.

So, if you’re looking for a wellness course that emphasises holistic self-care and gentle preparation for exerciser, our Wetsuit Wellness workshops may be perfect for you.

In our Wetsuit Wellness workshops, you’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic wellbeing. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to learn about:

  1. Anatomy and fascia: Gain a deeper, yet easy to grasp modern understanding of your body’s anatomy, that explicitly includes its three-dimensional web of fascia.
  2. Importance of Self-Care: Discover why self-care is crucial in maintaining -and regaining -overall health and wellbeing. Learn a variety of ways you can practically incorporate self-care into your daily routine.
  3. Lifestyle modification: Explore several lifestyle modifications that can support your health goals and enhance your quality of life.
  4. Practical self-care techniques: Experience a variety of practical self-care techniques, including percussion, skin brushing, wet compresses, foot baths, elastic taping, heat, and myofascial cups. These techniques are designed help you meet your health and wellness goals in an easy and fun manner.
  5. Topics covered by our Wetsuit Wellness workshops: These include preparing your ‘living wetsuit’ for self-care, dealing with inflammation and congestion, mobilisation and movement, and strategies for easing your body’s pain and discomfort.

We use a mixture of PowerPoint slide shows, engaging discussions, hands-on experiences, and expert guidance from Sue Adstrum to ensure you’ll leave your workshop equipped with valuable knowledge and practical skills you can use to support your personal health and well-being journey.

Yes, Wetsuit Wellness workshops are suitable for individuals of all experience levels. Whether you’re new to natural body care or familiar with concepts like fascia and massage, these workshops offer valuable insights and a variety of self-care techniques that can easily be incorporated in your daily routine.

These sessions are designed to be informative, engaging, and accessible to all participants.

Wetsuit Wellness workshops are initially being conducted in Mount Albert, where we have a fabulous venue.

We understand that accessibility is important, so we are open to expanding our workshop locations to other parts of Auckland city based on demand and logistical feasibility (i.e., suitable venues and reasonable travelling distances).

If you’re interested in attending a workshop in a different location within Auckland, please let us know your preferred area, and we will explore the possibility of organising sessions there in the future.

The class size for Wetsuit Wellness workshops is carefully managed to ensure both financial viability and client safety.

We usually require a minimum of 6 participants to proceed with a course, as this number covers the costs associated with organising and conducting the workshops at their present venue in Mount Albert. This minimum threshold allows us to deliver a high-quality experience while maintaining affordability for our attendees.

In addition to financial considerations, safety is paramount in our workshops. Therefore, we cap our number of attendees at 12 per class. This limit ensures each participant receives ample, personalised attention and guidance from our experienced facilitator.

We ask those health-related questions so we can prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all participants throughout the course. Your responses to these questions help us better understand any specific health concerns or conditions that may impact of your participation in the workshops. By gathering this information in advance, we can tailor our instruction and support to accommodate individual needs and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

Wetsuit Wellness workshops are designed to be inclusive and adaptable to individual needs and concerns. If you have specific health concerns or conditions, you may want to consult with your medical healthcare provider before participating. Sue Adstrum, a highly experienced practitioner, can also provide guidance and support tailored to your unique circumstances during the workshops.

Please rest assured that the information you provide on the registration form will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all personal and health-related information shared with us. Your cooperation in completing the registration form accurately and honestly is greatly appreciated, as it enables us to deliver a positive and beneficial experience for all of our workshop participants.

These courses are currently only available to women, providing a safe and supportive space for sharing experiences unique to women. However, inclusivity is essential, and classes for or including men, or any other specific groups, can be arranged upon request. The course content can be customised to cater to their specific needs and concerns.

Please feel free to reach out (via our website’s contact page) if you’d like to explore the possibility of arranging a course that includes men or caters to your group’s specific needs and concerns .

Next Wetsuit Wellness WORKSHOP dates 2024:


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