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
Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Fiona graduated from Scotland’s Abertay University with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and followed it up with a Diploma in Sport Massage in 2016. She has completed additional CPD training courses in Kinesiology Taping and Functional Integrated Cupping Management (which you may have seen used in the 2016 Rio Olympics). After providing sports and therapeutic massage to the Abertay University Sports Union and Harris FP Rugby Club, Fiona made the move to New Zealand and landed here in sunny Marlborough. Fiona specialises in Sport and Deep Tissue Massage, Soft Tissue Release and neuro-muscular techniques among many others.
BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Dip Sport Massage