Massage Therapy


The Benefits of Massage

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can do the following:

  • Ease medication dependence
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Relieve migraine pain
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesion and swelling
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ, the skin
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body’s natural defense system
  • Ease medication dependence and Migraine pain.
  • Enhance immunity by  stimulating lymph flow: the body’s natural defense system
  • Release endorphins, amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts


Sports Massage

Many different movements and techniques are used in sports massage. Examples of these techniques include: effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), vibration, gliding, stretching, percussion and triggering points.

These movements and techniques are used to try and help the athletes body achieve maximum performance and physical conditioning with a decreased chance of injury or pain and a quicker recovery.

With all professional sports teams now using massage prior to matches, during and in recovery, massage is an essential part of an athletes days schedule. many amateur athletes are now also extending their careers or competing at higher levels due to massage intervention and support.


Expected Treatment Times

  • Neck Pain Relief – 30 minute treatment
  • Sports Massage – 30 or 45 minute treatment
  • Massage – 60 minute relaxation or deep tissue treatment
  • Injury Prevention – 30 minute treatment (not bone related)
  • Full Back Massage – 45 or 60 minute treatment

All massages are tailored to your needs after consultation regarding your requirements.

Massage Vouchers are available at reception at out clinic here in Wanganui.