Massage / Pain Management
Massage is known for its ability to help the mind and body relax — and that alone makes getting massage advantageous.
We use a mixture of both traditional Chinese medicine and Western techniques, using Massage, Acu-pressure, Cupping and Dry Needling & Myo-fascia / Trigger Point release to help reduce pain, irritation and inflammation in muscular skeletal structures such as tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles.
If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?
Massage is NOT a luxury but rather a body essential, half an hour is better than nothing. You cannot take care of others if you are not taking care of YOU.
Make sure you have a regular booking, your body will thank you, your mood will embrace you and your family will reap the rewards. Regular massage is a PREVENTATIVE treatment.
It is imperative you increase your water intake after a treatment. This helps your kidneys flush toxins, if you don't, you could get a nasty headache.
Read about the various types of treatments available, below.
All massages include Myo-fascia and Trigger point release.
Cupping, Rock/Kinesiology Taping, Acu-pressure & Dry Needling can be incorporated with a massage or booked on their own.
We use Sterile, single use needles in our Clinic & Bernadette is registered with NZ Blood as a practitioner.
- hand massage
- head massage
- face massage
- feet massage
Rock / Kinesiology Tape
Can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including
-back. shoulder & elbow pain
Rock / Kinesiology Tape, microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, which decompresses the area and promotes blood flow, while supporting your range of motion, and not causing any muscle atrophy.
Please note: We use Sterile, Single use, disposable needles.
We are registered with NZ Blood.
What is it?
Dry needling is a process that uses tiny acupuncture needles inserted into Myofascial trigger points found in muscles.
Once inserted into the trigger point, it loosens it and often provides almost instant relief from tension and pain.
This treatment is a useful add-on to massage or as a stand-alone treatment to provide quick relief from muscle pain and soreness and to help muscles relax.
How does it work?
Dry needling is a very safe treatment. Single use, sterile needles are used. The needles are very fine, and very rarely does any bleeding or bruising occur at the insertion site.
Trigger Point Therapy and Myo-fascia Release
Fascia is part of your connective tissue, and gives you mobility/stretch.
When the myo-fascia is stressed from overuse or trauma it can tear, 'stick' together. The adhesions are called trigger points and can prevent/reduce range of motion and mobility. Trigger points lead to an increase in muscle stiffness & tenderness, in addition, the pain/discomfort from trigger points can radiate, this is known as referred pain.
Releasing fascia/trigger points improves blood and lymphatic circulation as well as releasing toxins. Feeling stiff/sore, no it is not your age, but probably decreased range of motion caused by stuck fascia and trigger points. Releasing can be painful and leave bruising, but it is so worth it.
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
includes trigger point & Myo-fascia release
Book for ½ hour, 1 hour or 1½ hours.
If you have chronic aches and pain or stiff areas such as neck/upper, low back, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders, you may consider Deep Tissue. Your therapist can focus on your tension areas or treat the whole body.
Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses primarily on the deeper layers of muscles, trigger points and myo-fascia. Sometimes this technique involves using firmer pressure in order to reach key areas and get them to release, which is why this particular massage is often recommended for people who are comfortable with a slightly more intense touch.
The benefits of deep tissue massage are beyond question:
includes fascia release
Book for ½ hour, 1 hour or 1½ hours.
Brings about a general sense of UNWINDING in the body and reduces muscle tension. It assists general health and immune function and reduces the effects of stress, anxiety and trauma.
Guaranteed to induce a good nights sleep.
Repetitive, deep longitudinal strokes will obliterate pent-up stress hormone cortisol which may be responsible for sleeplessness, headaches and even digestive issues.
In addition to encouraging relaxation, ongoing massage therapy can reduce pain, increase energy levels and improve overall physical and mental performance.
By having a massage pre booked, you will be better in tune with your body and have something to look forward to.
What is stopping you from booking the same day/time, monthly, fortnightly or weekly? Remember, prevention is better than cure.
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Book for 1 hour, from 2nd Trimester only.
Proven to reduce stress hormones and relieve everyday discomforts, such as aching neck, sore back, leg cramps, swelling of the ankles and feet and oedema (fluid retention).
Your massage is based on Swedish massage principals. Side-lying, supported by a range of pillows and foam cut-outs to support your belly and avoid extra muscular strain, you will be transported to your happy place.
Your permission will be asked before your tummy is massaged.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine. It can be done alone or as part of a massage.
Cupping can help with: pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being.
One way to think about cupping is that its the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward.
The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove 'heat' (blocked Qi) and pull out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues.
Cupping is often used to release trigger points and by creating a slight vacuum we are able to move the cups which is an effective tool in releasing fascia.