Muscle People Physiotherapy offers quality massage therapy Christchurch wide to soothe our clients’ bodies and minds. Massage therapy can help with pain, muscle stiffness and fatigue. It can help with breathlessness, anxiety, and difficulties with sleeping. The calm feeling after every massage can improve your mood and help you cope with your physio treatments and relieve stress. We have multiple clinics offering massage therapy Christchurch customers can trust to alleviate pain and relieve stress.

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate your joints and soft tissue to improve your body’s overall health. For chronic pain and tendon tension, deeper pressure is given with slow and precise movements to work on deep muscles.

Massage increases the body’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, which help release waste from the muscle tissue. It helps relieve stress and promotes relaxation.

All our therapists are trained in massage therapy as part of their physiotherapy training. You can walk into any of our clinics and ask about our massage therapy.

Muscle People Physiotherapy also offers Trigger Pointing services.

What is trigger pointing?

Trigger point therapy is used by clinicians all over the world to help reduce tightness and relieve muscle pain. It is done by maintaining a sustained pressure over a particular point in the body. This helps to increase circulation, dampen the pain cycle and lengthen the muscle. Trigger points are very common, especially in the neck and back. They can develop as a result of trauma, overuse, sports or even stress and they can be very painful if left untreated. Often, they can also refer pain to other parts of the body where there is no injury/ trigger point, this can make treatment more difficult. Therefore, it is important to assess nearby trigger points to ensure they are not causing your pain

Can it help me?

Yes, if you are suffering from a tight neck or back from sitting all day or a tight shoulder from playing netball etc, massage therapy and trigger point therapy can be very beneficial for you. They will reduce your tightness and relieve that locked up/ stiff feeling in your muscles.