Prema Clinic Massage
What is massage?
Massage is the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s soft tissues by a trained practitioner. It is associated with the systematic application of a series of stroking, rubbing, kneading, percussion, compression and/or other specialised massage techniques. Massage is performed with the aim of achieving a beneficial physiological response – such as: relieving muscle tension, improving the circulation of blood or lymphatic fluid, or easing pain.
Massage has been successfully used as a form of body treatment in many countries for hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of years. Nowadays in New Zealand, massage is widely recognised as a complementary or stand-alone form of wellness, relaxation and/or remedial treatment that is used to support clients in maintaining or improving their health.
Massage at the Prema Clinic in Albany, North Shore, Auckland
The Prema Clinic provides two types of massage – Relaxation Massage, and Therapeutic Massage – that are delivered by Wellpark College of Natural Therapies student massage practitioners.
Please note that our student massage clinics are fully supported on-site by experienced clinical supervisors.
Relaxation massage is designed to soothe and relax, but does not specifically treat acute or chronic ailments.
The student relaxation massage therapists use massage to help people with
- Releasing tension that has built up as a result of regular daily activity; e.g. spending long hours working at a computer
- Easing the effects of stress
We welcome clients who are experiencing bodily discomfort arising from their normal everyday activities, but not as a result of injury or disease. Relaxation massage clients need to be in generally good health and have no moderate-to-severe health conditions.
Therapeutic massage is designed to help alleviate a variety of specific health problems
The student therapeutic massage therapists may be able you with
- Chronic pain
- Recovering from injury (post-acute)
- Pain or discomfort related to everyday activities
- Improving poor posture
- Old injuries
We welcome clients who may, for example (but not limited to):
- be experiencing pain in a body region (e.g., a sore neck, sore leg)
- have a musculoskeletal condition (e.g., reduced range of movement)
- require assistance with sports injury prevention or post-sports recovery
- are experiencing work-related pain (e.g., office workers with painful neck/shoulders/arms/wrists/hands)
- or discomfort (e.g., retail workers with sore legs from standing for long hours).
Booking an appointment with a student massage therapist
During 2018, relaxation massage and therapeutic massage appointments are provided as follows:
Relaxation massage: Cost $20
12 May – 30 June
Times – 10am , 11.00am.
Therapeutic massage: Cost $25
Mondays in Term 1
19 February – 09 April
Times – 10.30am and 2.30pm
Mondays in Term 2
7, 14, 28 May and 11, 18 June
Appointment times are 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Each appointment lasts for approximately one hour. This time will include some preliminary questions and pre-massage assessment, a massage, and post-massage reassessment and/or home care instructions.
Payment is by EFTPOS or credit card only, as we do not have cash facilities.
48 hours before all appointments you will receive a reminder emails, and 24 hours before your appointment you will receive a TXT.
Cancellation policy: Please give us at least 24 hours’ notice of any cancellation, as this gives us an opportunity to arrange for somebody else to take your place.
To make an appointment, or to find out more about these student massage therapy clinics, please contact the Prema Clinic Administrator (Denise Cowan). Email:firstname.lastname@example.org