Taranaki means 'Gliding Peak'. Māori legend recounts how Taranaki - who once lived with the other great volcanoes (Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe) - was banished after falling in love with Tongariro's wife, a smaller volcano called Pihanga. As Taranaki travelled west towards the setting sun, his path of tears carved out the Whanganui River. According to legend, Taranaki is hiding his tears when cloud covers the mountain.
Just a quick hello - I'm off to get my nose in books as an exam today. Learning the massage component of the naturopath course has totally put me out of my comfort zone. For a non touchy person - learning massage is not something I would of chosen to learn. I've surprised myself on just how much I've enjoyed learning the muscles and massage techniques.
Massage is the study of anatomy in braille.
~ Jack Meagher