A team of highly qualified and experienced massage therapists can help you with many of the maladies of life eg. chronic pain and restricted motion, rehabilitation from injury, sports maintenance, aches and pains of pregnancy or stress management.
Deep Tissue Massage | Sports Massage
Pregnancy Massage | Swedish Relaxation
Neuromuscular Therapy | On Site Chair Massage
We care for our clients, starting with that first important phone call.
Our massage therapy professionals offer over 50 years of collective experience in body work. We have been working with the people of Christchurch for 30 years, now from our new
multi-therapist clinic in Shirley.
“Thank you Charles and the team for the great work and giving me my life back!"
Your massage experience begins with a phone call.
We will try to match you up with the best massage therapist for your personal need. On arrival you will complete a health history questionnaire. Using this information the therapist will form a treatment outline or plan and discuss this with you. Sometimes specific orthopaedic tests or postural analysis may be required at this time. Once on the table you will be covered with a sheet at all times, (you may keep your underwear on), and the area being massaged will be uncovered while massage is applied.
Depending on the reason for your massage and the techniques used there may be some discomfort in accessing and treating the stiff and sore muscles. Typically relaxation massage is lighter and more rhythmical than sports massage which may be faster and more moderate depth or deep tissue which by definition is accessing a deeper layer so may illicit some discomfort. Whichever style or technique is used you as the client have to feedback this information to the therapist. Typically we might use a pressure scale of 1-5 with 1 being very light, 3 being moderate, 4 firm and 5 GO HOME NOW. This is important not only for your comfort but in gauging the best depth for your specific need and intended outcome.
The deeper styles of massage may cause some post massage soreness for a day or 2. This can be managed by using heat or liniments and stretching the area. Your massage therapist may give you some specific post massage guidelines to reduce this discomfort and to enhance your mobility. You will be instructed on how many sessions and how often for best results.
"I have a long history of low back pain and muscle tightness. I have regular massage with Charles and the pain is now dramatically reduced and much more manageable. As a Pilates therapist it is important for me to be able to move freely. I highly recommend Christchurch Therapeutic Massage Centre and now recommend some of my clients for body work when needed."
Evening hours Mon-Fri and Sat appointments are available. Also for your convenience we offer onsite parking, disabled access, high-low tables, eftpos and gift vouchers.
Please phone 03 385 0544 to book your appointment. If the answer phone is on we will get back to you as soon as we are free. Just leave your name and number. We may be busy with clients or you have rung out of business hours. We prefer to talk to you to connect you with the best therapist and correct time frame to suit your needs.
We have 30min, 45 min, 60 min and 90 minute appointments available.
9 Shirley Rd
Phone: 03 385 0544