I'm sorry but due to the current renovating of spaces, no massage services are currently available.

I will let you know when we are back up and running.  


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I have a warm, spacious, private and quiet massage room in Laingholm, West Auckland.

I currently offer a one hour Relaxation Massage for only $70. 

Repeat clients receive a 15% discount.

To discuss alternative, on-going or specific requirements, please feel free to contact me directly - email me at nicky@yogalates.co.nz or phone 027 635 8825

A Relaxation Massage is a wonderful gift – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Thank You’s … almost any occasion at all. Treat someone else – but be certain to regularly look after yourself too!

The intuitive healing art of massage therapy has been around for thousands of years evolving from the natural human instinct to rub areas of pain or discomfort. We rub an aching joint or muscle to ease tension, we rub our stomach when it aches, a child’s scuffed knee or elbow after a fall or when we bump ourselves into something solid that hurts!

Hippocrates (460 to 380 B.C.), known as the ‘father of medicine’ and author of the Hippocratic Oath, wrote “The physician must be experienced in many things but assuredly also in rubbing. For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose and loosen a joint that is too rigid.”

Kia ora Nicky

It is awesome you decided to add to your abundant tool kit and a sign of a true professional and a person who wants the best from life. Your clients are lucky to have you alongside them and you will continue to open doors for others to realise their health potential.
— Shelley Moana Hiha – Relaxation Course Massage Facilitator, Wellpark College

Today, as well as using massage as a form of therapy to address imbalances in dysfunctional tissue,  it is commonly used as a preventative measure to maintain a well-balanced body and mind that can ward off illness and fatigue and maintain an optimal state of health and well-being.

A therapeutic massage can affect the whole body, however one of the most beneficial effects is improving both the quality and quantity of blood flowing through the veins and arteries of the circulatory system. This increased blood flow dilates the arteries, the heart rate is reduced – as is stress on the heart.

Dilated arteries mean more fluid is flowing to and from tissues and organs. More nutrients are exchanged which promotes better health. Waste materials produced by the metabolism are more quickly and efficiently removed. Swelling of tissues due to contusions is reduced and tissue healing is accelerated.

Massage also improves the health of the blood itself. A therapeutic massage increases the amount of oxygen carried to the tissues via the blood, increasing the number of red blood cells and lowering blood pressure due to the dilation of the capillaries.

The more blood that flows through the veins, the better the lymphatic system can function to rid cells of damaging elements. Massage facilitates this process in flushing more blood and fluids through the veins, helping to strengthen the immune system.

Therapeutic massage can also stimulate the nervous system, producing hormones that benefit the entire body while at the same time reducing out of balance levels of chemicals that can have a detrimental effect on us. 

 

The deep kneading strokes of a therapeutic massage can help reduce tension that can build up within the muscles and the muscle coverings, help to separate the muscle fibres and breakup any knots that may be present. Knots can be responsible for a reduced range of motion and the incorrect muscles being used or inappropriately used. Muscles in a body that suffers from poor posture or injury can shorten and tighten, which can add more tension to the nearby joints.

Massage is a therapy that offers a process to reduce tension and aid in lengthening muscles, relieving any added stress to the body.

There are two distinct sides to massage – the physiological benefits and the psychological benefits. A main feature of both is their ability to provide stress relief and relaxation which is visibly reflected in their posture and the muscle structure of their body.

As the mind relaxes, and so too the physical body, anxiety can be reduced - fear, anticipation and worry.  Potentially reversing those psychological conditions by inducing a sense of calm, clarity of thought and mind, relaxation into the body, lowering blood pressure and the heart rate.

Serotonin and endorphins are released into the bloodstream lifting and improving emotional disposition - and a centred, grounded person is better able to manage the small daily stressors with less detrimental effect on themselves and those around them.

It is not surprising that massage as a therapy has stood the test of time – from even before Hippocrates right through to today.

As we continue to add external stressors to our environment, it is essential that we try to balance all that out with time to relax and recharge – not only physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Not only do we ‘feel better’ after a massage, the body systems have been stimulated, rejuvenated and cleansed. Relaxing the mind aids the body to follow suit, and as the mind quietens down, the heart rate slows, the breathing can deepen – and from that relaxed place our bodies can truly accelerate recovery from illness or injury and heal.

Massage is a widely preferred non-drug therapy, used to reduce stress levels and promote a sense of well-being.  It encourages optimal blood flow and lymph drainage of the skeletal muscles and the internal organs.

Massage can be customised to suit the individual making it a versatile and cost-effective treatment.

I believe massage can be used effectively as a complimentary treatment for many modern day ills and that those who include massage in their regular body maintenance programme are taking a very positive step in managing and improving the quality of the lives.