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

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!

We are also privileged to have Sally Watson on site at the clinic as a Massage Therapist. Sally is also a qualified physiotherapist with an extensive background and knowledge about the body. We know that sometimes you need the whole body worked on if it is a chronic injury or that extra bit of time on a specific spot!  Therefore we will send you to see Sally if required.

You can contact Sally at Inbalance Therapeutics Wanaka on 027 487 5942 or email her at