Here at SportsMed, we provide a variety of massage styles to suit your needs. Here is a little bit more detail about what each type of massage encompasses, so you can choose the right massage for you.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

NMT is a holistic form of massage that aims to restore the body’s correct postural balance to help alleviate the area of soft tissue pain. Injuries and chronic pain may be prevented with this technique.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is aimed at relaxing the pregnant woman and promoting health by applying light to moderate pressure to areas of discomfort. (usually in the side-lying position).

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, non-invasive technique that has a powerful effect on the body. The skin is stretched and torqued in a specific manner, based on scientific, physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. Lymphatic Drainage is commonly used on (lymph)oedema and chronic pain.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage releases tension in the body through applying slow deep pressure to the deeper layers of muscles.

Sports Massage

Designed to support all athletes in competition, training and off-season phases. Specific techniques are utilized to maximize performance.


A relaxation massage uses light to moderate strokes to release tension, and stress, to balance the mind body and soul.

Myofascial Release

The therapist uses gentle sustained pressure to release fascia (surrounds the muscle) to help improve flexibility, reduce pain and increase circulation.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure to tender areas in the muscle (knots) in order to relieve pain and dysfunction which is often felt by other parts of the body.

Need an appointment with a Massage Therapist?

All our Christchurch Massage therapists have extensive post-graduate training. During your appointment, they will discuss the technique they feel is the most appropriate for you. It may vary from Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Lymphatic Drainage, Dry Needling, to other most used styles of massage.