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Stretch of the month: Prone trapezius stretch

Our stretch of the month series aims to show you how to safely work on your aching or over-worked muscles through stretching. Coupled with regular massage, stretching can help warm the body up, reduce the risk of injury, and even calm you down! This month’s muscle is: The trapezius What does this muscle do? The […]

The importance of touch

Skin-on-skin contact from massage is a powerful pain reliever and great way to support your health. Babies and skin to skin contact From the get go, babies crave human touch. Studies suggest that without skin-on-skin contact as a baby, our immune systems may suffer as babies who are deprived of touch and general affection are more […]

Strengthening your core

The body’s core is its centre of balance, and it provides us with the strength we need for a huge range of bodily functions. Keeping your core strong will help minimise back pain and muscle weakness, and improves your overall health. What are the core muscles? Your core muscles run down the centre of your […]

Stretch of the month: Crossover stretch

Our stretch of the month series aims to show you how to safely work on your aching or over-worked muscles through stretching. Coupled with regular massage, stretching can help warm the body up, reduce the risk of injury, and even calm you down! This month’s muscle is: The IT band What does this muscle do? […]

The secret to being a good sport

  Massage therapy offers many benefits to athletes, including improved performance, faster recovery from injury and injury prevention.  Whether you’re a high performance athlete or simply a wanna be All Black, chances are a good massage will help you get where you want to be athletically. What is Sports Massage? Therapeutic sports massage is a […]

Stretch of the month: Hip flexor

Our stretch of the month series aims to show you how to safely work on your aching or over-worked muscles through stretching. Coupled with regular massage, stretching can help warm the body up, reduce the risk of injury, and even calm you down! This month’s muscle is: The hip flexor  What does this muscle do? […]

You can do it, put your back in to it

Ask anyone who’s suffered from ongoing back problems and they will tell you, it’s a pain in the ….back! Massage therapy is a powerful painkiller and regular massage can alleviate some of the issues associated with chronic back pain, including the ongoing use of medication. The vicious pain cycle If you can no longer exercise […]