Massage is often seen as a therapy for relaxation but it can be much more helpful than that. Many tensions and issues can be relieved through Massage.
Postural stress is a very common issue as much work today requires people to sit at a desk or be in an unhelpful repetitive posture. Regular massage can help ease areas of tension and improve circulation. Tension Headaches/ Migraines, Insomnia, muscle pain/ tension and anxiety can also be helped significantly through massage.
Regular massage can help the body maintain a relaxed state and help muscles stay loose even during times of physical and emotional stress.
A 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that massage therapy is as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic back pain.
Audrey Rapata, Massage Therapist
Audrey is a NZ Maori of Ngati Porou and Tainui descent. She has a background of playing volleyball and indoor netball as well as a medical receptionist. Her massage career started with a Trigger point course and Reiki 1&2 modules in 2009, before completing a sport massage and relaxation massage certificate at the NZ College …