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Happy New Year!

Wow, 2019 already. We hope you have all had a lovely xmas new year break and allowed your bodies to settle and rest. There’s nothing like a break to switch off and allow that sympathetic nervous system to sign it over to the para sympathetic. If that makes no sense to you whatsoever, basically we hope you are rested and the bodies are much easier for us to massage haha.

So whats new.. actaully soooo much is new! read below:


All xmas break I have been working on a new structure for ASM. Each Therapist now works under their own brand and you will note when you press BOOK NOW it will go to their own booking system.

We introduce 3 new Therapist:

Sarah Hammerton from Canada has joined us and brings with her a wealth of experience and qualifications. Check out her bio to learn more about her work with Olympians at the Olympic games and Commonwealth Games:

Megan Stewert has jumped on board at the tail end of the year so we look forward to seeing her business boom. Clients are already booking in and loving her massages. She has her website up and running which is informative as well as allows easy booking! See her profile here for more info:

Pam George is coming back into massage after some years in the corporate world. She brings her decades of experience to ASM and offers both Sports & Remedial massages. See profile for more info.

Merlin Parkel our Estonian Therapist has been touring the South Island and will be back with us in Feb! Her energetic and joyful personality makes her a real asset to the clinic.

Rebecca Adlam has been with us now 5 years and still going strong with her regulars. Her work with the NZ College of Massage keep her busy but you can book with Bex on alternate Saturdays. See her website for more info:

I myself am continuously on the grind. The clinic is performing at its best and we are grateful to each and every one of our clients that come through our doors whether it be once or repetitively.

Enjoy your Summer, soak in the warmth and may it nourish all your ailments away. Take care see you all soon!



The benefits of working with meridian channels

 The human body has a bio-energy-circulation system similar to the blood-circulation system. The bio-energy flows along 12 main channels symmetrical on each side of the body each pair being related to a specific organ. When we massage we are actually working on these channels regardless of the intention to be.


The use of dry needling in massage

As the name implies, dry needling is the physical intervention that uses dry needles to stimulate trigger points to treat neuromuscular pain and improve functional movement deficits. Trigger point dry needling, is an invasive procedure in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle targeting irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable point in a taut band known commonly as a knot.


The importance of cupping therapy

Cupping Therapy is a source of therapy to add wellness to the body using one or more cups with or without heat applied to a given region on the body. The 2016 Olympics quite accidentally made it a global topic for discussion resulting in many people running to their local TCM or Massage Therapist for its application.


Relaxation Massage, and it's place in Sports Massage

When people come to us for massage they are usually seeking some treatment work to assist with their sport whether it be for an injury, pain or maintenance work.  In most cases we can go ahead and get to the site of pain and with regular attendance we can slowly migrate to other areas of the body to treat the initial pain on a more holistic level. 

 In some cases, we may leave the site of pain altogether and work on areas contributing to the pain.


Massage for Seniors

At first people are surprised I have so many seniors come to massage especially since I do sports massage they are further surprised when I tell them how important I think it is. However, surprise is soon dispelled once I explain why.


Sports Relaxation Massage. Relaxation doesn’t need to be only skin deep. Read all about our new style of sports relaxation massage with Megan Stewert.


Sports Relaxation Massage

Sports Relaxation Massage. Relaxation doesn’t need to be only skin deep. Read all about our new style of sports relaxation massage with Megan Stewert.