Watching her dad battle with motor neurone disease motivated Paige West to open an alternative health practice.
Paige, 21, owns NeuroTouch, a practice which uses treatments to evaluate a person's neurological circuitry.
She says NeuroTouch can help people with anything from chronic pain and depression to learning disabilities and snoring problems.
The treatment involves muscle testing on the arms and making point of contact on, or tapping, areas of the brain and body.
For Paige's father Steve "Stubby" West, the treatment has made a radical difference to his health.
After being diagnosed with motor neurone disease three years ago Steve has lost muscle and speech.
He undergoes NeuroTouch sessions several times a week and says he feels like a new man after treatment.
The treatment eliminates his nerve pain and provides mental clarity and positivity.
Paige says her family's support has been vital in helping her start a business.
"Dad has been my motivation — but I wouldn't be here without my mum's constant support and positive drive either."
Paige has always been interested in alternative medicine and practices.
"I've always thought there has to be a better way to look after your body.
"I want to help people understand their bodies. NeuroTouch helps me achieve that."
The former Te Awamutu College student has a Bachelor of Health majoring in rehabilitation and psychology from Massey University.
After that she completed study through Neurolink — a postgraduate training provider of Neurological Integration System.
Paige operates from her home studio on Taylor Avenue.
Sessions are $55 and last for 45 minutes to an hour.
Paige will be at the Maniapoto Spiritual Wellness Fair at the Te Awamutu Sport and Recreation Club on Albert Park Drive this Sunday from 10am-4pm.
She will offer NeuroTouch $5 taster sessions and looks forward to meeting future clients.
Visit facebook.com/NeuroTouchNZ/ or contact 027 766 2511