WHY SPORTS MASSAGE?
Incorporating sports massage into your training regime can be hugely beneficial in enhancing health and well-being.
Among many benefits, sports massage may help to relieve muscle soreness and tension, support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms and so improve recovery from training and injury. Risk of injury may be reduced along with the downtime associated with existing injuries, helping you to train more effectively and accomplish performance goals faster.
Whether it is for maintenance, restorative benefits, pre-event or post-event treatment, massage can help you to refresh, regenerate and revitalise, allowing you to recover quicker and train better.
Bachelor of Science from the University of Auckland, with a double major in Sport and Exercise Science, and Physiology
Sports Massage and Sports Massage Advanced Certificates from Auckland University of Technology
Currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Science with a particular emphasis on movement neuroscience
I spent 20 years participating in gymnastics and in that time I have competed at numerous National and International competitions, representing New Zealand on many occasions. I have won 5 National champion titles. Growing up I was also a dancer for 15 years. Nowadays, I am a qualified senior judge for Rhythmic gymnastics and teach dance acrobatics.
Great for targeting 1-2 specific areas. This option can also allow for a generalised upper body or leg massage.
This option allows for specific work on 2-4 areas, or a general full upper or lower body massage.
Perfect for a full body massage and allows for specific work on areas of particular discomfort.
This option gives ample time to work on problem areas as well as an extensive full body massage.
Achieve optimal sporting performance with the support of massage
Prepare the body to perform at its full potential and recover quickly from injuries and strains.
Overcome muscle tension and aches, restore movement and assist with mental clarity.
Remedial based sports massage acts to assist or improve performance by emphasising prevention and faster recovery. A range of different techniques is covered to manipulate soft and connective tissues of the body, addressing specific muscles or muscle groups that may be associated with dysfunction, imbalance or injury.
Muscles and tendons that may be damaged, impaired or knotted are warmed using long, kneading or circular strokes to promote circulation.
Deep tissue massage uses slower, more forceful strokes to target deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
Trigger point therapy focuses on tight areas of muscle fibres and chemically-active points that may form in muscles following activity, injury or overuse.
Myofascial release, such as skin rolling and stretching, targets fascia - the connective tissue that envelopes internal body structures, including muscles, to support, separate and protect them. Friction and sustained pressure is used to release tightened stiffened fascia that may be due to tight muscles or injury and is cumulative over time.
Passive or assisted stretches, and pin or pull techniques may also be utilised.