Massage therapy aims to support clients in balancing mental, emotional, and physical needs. A variety of techniques and styles of massage therapy can be utilised depending on the principle goal of the massage therapy session.
There are three basic types of massage: Acupressure, where the focus is on pressure points and the movement of energy through the body; Swedish, focusing on improving circulation of blood and lymph, whilst relaxing superficial tissues; and Deep Tissue, focusing on connective tissues with the aim to cause changes in movement and posture.
Massage may be useful for a range of injuries and illnesses including chronic lower back and neck pain, tight muscles from increases in activity levels as well as stress management, immune support and reduced inflammation. Regular massage can assist in long term management and maintenance of common complaints. It is a great complement to many other therapies including physiotherapy, and personal training!
** Massage therapy appears to have few risks when performed by a qualified practitioner. However, Massage Therapists should take some precautions in people with certain health conditions. If you have a medical condition and are unsure whether massage therapy would be appropriate for you, discuss your concerns with our qualified Massage Therapist.
Our Massage Therapists
Tina Calvo Deiber
Agostina (Tina) qualified as a Massage Therapist in Argentina in 2014, where she trained in a range of skills and specialities including reflexology, deep tissue, hot stones, pregnancy and swedish massage. Tina worked as a Massage Therapist in Argentina for four years before deciding to travel to India to learn more about holistic therapies. Here she completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Rishikesh Ashram in 2018. She then moved to NZ and has worked in Queenstown and now here in Blenheim as a Massage Therapist.
Tina enjoys bringing a holistic approach to her Massage Therapy, with a wide range of techniques to draw from she has the ability to adapt and respond to the unique needs of each client.
Dip Massage Therapy
Originally from the UK, Beverley became a NZ Citizen in 2014.
Beverley has completed a vast array of qualifications including a City & Guilds Massage course, an Open College Sports Massage Certificate, Certificate in Personal Training, a Diploma in Aromatherapy, Reiki (Third Degree), a Practitioner Certificate in Reflexology, and Pregnancy Massage (this course led to a half a degree in Midwifery – no learning is wasted and Beverley delivered 12 babies!)
Cancer related courses (Oncology Massage Training Certificate) led to employment with Hospice Marlborough and qualifications in Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1&2, Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage, using massage within palliative care.
Beverley believes that we should all gift ourselves with timeout in an environment that allows our bodies and minds to help heal themselves, to surrender into physical and mental relaxation and wellbeing.
Registered Massage Therapist (Level 6)