Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy for Lymphoedema Management
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is very subtle technique that stimulates the lymphatic system to drain inflammation, swelling and aid recovery from injury and congestion.
When the lymphatic system is damaged or not functioning properly, such as following surgery or radiation for cancer, this can lead to a chronic condition called lymphoedema. Combined Decongestive Therapy involves an understanding of the implications of this systemic dysfunction to minimise the effects and potential complications of lymphoedema.
Amanda is the only therapist working privately in the Hawkes Bay treating this condition, and the only therapist trained in the Dr Vodder Method on the East Coast.
Massage for Cancer and Chronic Illness
Reduce anxiety, nausea and pain, while stimulating the immune system and promoting a state of relaxation and wellbeing. Trained in oncology massage, Amanda provides kind, nurturing touch for people living with cancer or other chronic illnesses.
Remedial or Therapeutic Massage
Targets specific areas of concern, such as headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain or general muscle aches and pains. Draws on knowledge of neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massage and sports therapy.
Combines a range of techniques, including trigger point therapy, with an understanding of anatomy and how the body works as a whole. It is effective at targeting areas of the body that may be contributing to overall or specific dysfunction.
Ease the aches and pains and get better sleep throughout your pregnancy. A pregnancy massage at Napier City Massage Therapy is a wonderful experience; where you can lie face down on a specially designed cushion, right up to your due date.
Achieve a deep state of relaxation to alleviate stress, calm the nervous system and promote a healthy sense of wellbeing.
Dry Needling Steph uses acupuncture needles to treat muscle trigger points ("knots") and fascia dysfunction. It is a direct and quick way to treat the tight bands of muscle, once it penetrates the area it reduces the pain and improves the movement of the muscle. It encourages blood flow to the area allowing it to heal.