Massage Therapy

Massage is a valuable technique used by all of our highly trained physiotherapists as part of their treatment programmes.  Massage involves manipulating the body’s soft tissues and effects the muscular, nervous and connective tissue.  The benefits of massage are many and varied, including:

  • Reduction of pain
  • Increased range of movement
  • Enhanced muscle performance
  • Improved circulation
  • Increased removal of metabolic waste products resulting in enhanced recovery
  • Improved posture
  • Promote relaxation and reduce stress
  • Strengthen the immune system and lower blood pressure
Physiotherapy Wanaka Vicky Hill Central Lakes

Trigger point release is a common form of massage which involves deep pressure to localised points of tightness within the muscle fibres that cause pain and restriction of range of movement.  Once these points have been released a muscle is able to work properly and consequently normal function can be restored.

Your body can be pretty sneaky sometimes and the pain you feel isn’t always originating from the place where you feel it.  Pain can sometimes be referred to another area.  For example, tight neck muscles can cause headaches and tight gluteals (butt muscles) can cause lower back pain.  Let one of our expert physio’s assess you, because you may be surprised to find out where your pain is actually originating from!

Many of our physios also use myofascial release techniques.  These are a special form of massage that focuses on releasing the fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds every muscle in the body.  This connective tissue can run in long “sheets” that connect to several different muscles over a large area of the body.  To book in to see one of our therapists click here.