The Total Therapy Institute offers methods and modalities of massage rarely offered in New Zealand and many other countries around the world:

Myofascial and Periosteal Deep Tissue Massage

The technology of myofascial relaxation (myofascial relizing technique) Read more.

Vacuum Therapy (Cupping)

Vacuum Therapy is a scientifically proven method of applying a low-dosed vacuum to the microcirculation system of body tissue. Read more.

Pregnancy Massage

Getting a prenatal massage can be extremely beneficial to your physiological, psychological and emotional health throughout pregnancy.

Yumeiho therapy

Yumeiho therapy is a holistic remedial massage used to treat many medical conditions as well as to improve mental and physical health. Read more.

Hijama (Cupping)

Hijama is the Arabic term for wet cupping, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes. Read more.

Sport Massage

Treat or reduce the risk of sports injuries, recover faster while improving performance with sports massage
Nothing beats a sports massage after a hard day’s training. Even non-athletes can benefit from a sports massage.

Abdominal Massage (Visceral Therapy)

Abdominal massage is the practice of applying manual pressure to internal organs through the anterior abdominal wall. Read more.

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.

Infant / Child Massage

Whether your baby is a newborn or several years old, massage can bring immediate and lasting results.
Massaging the abdomen of infants and young children promotes good digestion, can lessen gastric upset, and can soothe the muscles and nerves.
Read more.

More than massage

Muscles are parallel knots of fibers or cells supplied with blood and lymph, and threaded with nerves. They let us move and they shape our bodies. They help us breathe and taste our food and they also promote blood circulation.

Myofascial Pereostal Deep Muscle Therapy will help others regain health and wellbeing.
This highly refined system of corrective treatment aids in the restoration of damaged muscles and soft tissues in the entire body through:

  • Correction
  • Restoration
  • Prevention

Using a specific series of cross-tissue movements, the therapist concentrates on all layers of muscles that have become depleted of their normal blood and lymphatic flow.
This specific therapy is designed to cause corrective changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissue, improve the circulation with its natural healing properties and thereby effect changes on a cellular level.

Massage facilitates relaxation of the hard knots, which may occur from muscular spasms when a body is subjected to chronic tension, emotional and/or physical stress, or as a result of a trauma.

Massage improves blood circulation by promoting venous blood flow to the heart, which in turn helps with body waste disposal, lowering of blood pressure and increasing oxygen levels in tissues.

Massage stimulates the lymphatic flow, helps with the removal of lactic acid and other body waste and thus reduces the potential for poisoning and inflammation processes occurring in the body.

GUIDELINES FOR USE OF MASSAGE

Massage is extremely important for upholding general health, mental perception
and longevity.

Regular massage sessions improve body shape and the your physical appearance.

Massage is useful for the whole human body and for any of its parts. It helps with food intake and digestion; stimulates histotrophy, blood circulation and metabolism; helps to dissolve indurations, eliminate inflammations and release blockage. Massage is also very effective in the treatment of orthopaedic patients.

IMPACT OF MASSAGE THERAPY

  • Relaxes and restores normal nervous function and heart-beat.
  • Stimulates blood circulation and lymphokinesis, which in turn will help to correctly remove body waste, such as perspiration, urine and faeces.
  • Strengthens the lungs, intestine and other organs to ensure their normal functioning.
  • Improves the skin.
  • Normalises digestion.
  • Helps with the correct disposal of body fat.
  • Strengthens muscles and blood vessels.
  • Helps people unable to keep up physical activity.
  • Strengthens the bones and as a result, ameliorates blood circulation and improves general wellbeing.
  • Helps to avoid some helath problems and diseases of old age.
  • Softens the commissures (the joint between two bones).
  • Reduces tumors and thickening of tissue.
  • Sssists with assimilation of nutrients from food.
  • Helps in the treatment of paralysis and poliomyelitis.Glaser and W. A. Delicho (“Segmental massage – myofascial and periosteal”, 1965) believe that the following empirically determined statements are of extreme importance to the practice of massage: babies need a very Iow level of stimulation; adults aged between 15 and 55 require high-strength massage, and those aged between 56 and 75 need medium-strength massage.
    Massage is a powerful means of treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of various medical conditions and trauma. There is an indication of positive influence of massage in the treatment of chronic destructive processes in the spine, post-traumatic conditions, joint contravenes, muscular paresis and degeneration, as well as treatment of other medical conditions of nervous and neurovascular systems.

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS FOR USE OF MASSAGE

Medical conditions related to malfunction and/or trauma of musculo-skeletal system:
Rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis; dystrophic degeneration of joints; osteoarthritis, rheumatoid spondylitis (ankylosing spondilitis. Strumpell-Marie disease,
or Bechterew disease); osteochondrosis and other medical conditions and/or trauma of
the spine; concussions and bruises; sprains (desmeeasis, tension of ligaments) and muscle strains (myotasis); fractures; spinal curvature (rachiocampsis); flat foot (platypodia); etc.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS RELATED TO AFTER-EFFECTS OF TRAUMA/ INJURY

Traumatic impairment of nervous system; after-effects of any cerebrovascular disease; residual effects of poliomyelitis; myelitis with spastic and/or flaccid paralysis; cerebral atherosclerosis with chronic cerebrovascular deficiency; infantile cerebral paralysis (ICP).