Move well with massage at Tiaki

Pilates, Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health in Wellington, New Zealand

Get through life with greater ease with Tiaki

Massage Sessions at Tiaki

At Tiaki we have the beautiful Yan Xie conducting our massage sessions in house.

Enjoy after a class or come in for a special treat! Yan graduated from The New Zealand College of Massage with a Diploma in Health Science (Therapeutic and Sports Massage). She has been registered as Remedial Massage Therapist with Massage New Zealand since 2016. Yan has an abundance of experience in remedial, sports and pregnancy massage therapies, and in treatments of chronic muscular issues, old injuries and/or stress related muscular stiffness and pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and post-surgery muscular/joint recovery.

Yan applies a holistic approach to customise each client’s needs and uses a variety of techniques e.g. deep tissue and relaxation techniques, dry-needling, myofascial release, mobilization and cupping therapy. She has worked with various professional athletes including the Phoenix Football Team, Wellington Central Pulse, Super Rugby Teams and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Yan has her own massage studio in Lyall Bay – Ebb&Flow Natural Therapy Studio established in 2015. We are lucky to have Yan working at Tiaki on Thursdays.

Outside work Yan is presently learning piano and horse riding enjoys swimming and all sorts of activities and adventures with her young family and friends.

She offers:

Remedial massage provides an effective healing treatment when muscles become damaged, impaired, knotted, tense or immobile.

It also helps with managing and treating a variety of conditions e.g. arthritis, tendonopathy, postural dysfunction and rehabilitation. Beneficial to pain relief, stress reduction, increased joint mobility, postural alignment and immunity boosting

Sports massage is designed to prepare an athlete for their best performance by reducing fatigue and relieving muscle pain and tension.

It can help maintain the body in generally better condition, prevent injuries and loss of mobility, cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, boost performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career.

Swedish relaxation massage is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage.

It is commonly used for stress management and maintaining a healthy sense of well-being by using slow, smooth, gliding strokes with the purpose of encouraging relaxation in the body.

It is beneficial for increasing blood oxygen, decreasing muscle toxins, improving flexibility.

Pregnancy massage can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Swedish massage aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic & blood circulation through mild pressure to address common discomforts associated with skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.

Myofascial release therapy (MFR) is a safe and highly effective form of soft tissue hands on manipulation that releases restrictions in the fascia and help restore an individual’s “physiologic adaptive capacity”.

When restrictions are released space is created restoring movement and glide-ability in the body. MFR helps the body realign itself, break old holding patterns and improve postural distortions.

A hot stone massage is a deeply relaxing, warming and detoxing massage using heated volcanic stones that directly access o deeper muscles layers, and therefore blood vessels are expanded that encourages blood flow throughout the body.

The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve muscle chronic pain/stiffness, reduce stress, increase circulation and metabolism, and promote deep relaxation.

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