Therapeutic and Sports

Myofascial Therapy


Massage and it benefits:
There are numerous benefits to receiving massage, including physical, physiological and psychological. This is one of the reasons it is such a popular choice for people from all walks of life providing an effective treatment according to the particular needs of a client. Below are just a few of the benefits that massage can provide:
  • Relaxation – massage helps the muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching. It may also lower high blood pressure.
  • Flexibility – someone with tight muscles may have better flexibility following treatment.
  • Pain Reduction – massage assists in reducing tension and releases the body’s endorphins, influencing our pain reception.
  • Recovery – massage can help improve recovery from trauma and fatigue.
  • Prevention – massage can assist in the prevention of injury in the long term.
  • Health – massage helps maintain and improve the health of the soft tissues due to the effects on blood circulation.
  • Invigoration/Increased Energy – massage can leave you feeling invigorated and with more energy. This can be of real benefit before an event or competition.
  • Reduces Anxiety – massage induces relaxation which in turn reduces anxiety.
Liz often works collaboratively to provide a holistic approach to your body's needs, to encourage faster healing and maximal recovery from pain and injury.


About Liz

Liz looks at most movement as an enquiry process. Her background in sports at a competitive recreational level originally took her down the line of personal training. However, her interest in anatomy and the physiological responses the brain has to constant movement patterns led her to gain a NZ Diploma in Therapeutic Massage in 2006.  

In the past 10 years she gained further experience in Canada after she established Bodytrains, a play on the whole-body fascial and myofascial linkages and patterns, and how the body finds movement and stability. Her clients have included the All Blacks, South African and Irish Rugby teams, Olympic level kayakers, top level triathletes, busy Mums and Dads, to those with serious physical dysfunction and soft tissue injuries. She recently returned to New Zealand and is now practicing in Stratford, Taranaki.

Liz blends a range of myofascial techniques working on both deep and superficial layers to maximise the benefits of massage. She may also include postural assessment and other soft tissue techniques such as Soft Tissue Release and Muscle Energy Techniques within her sessions to offer the best treatment to each individual. She works with firm but gentle hands delivering a massage that is both effective and relaxing.

She is also a Certified Iyengar Level 1 teacher and within her own practice keeps liking to enquire. 


  • 89 Regan Street, Stratford, New Zealand
  • Regan St Health Centre at the Taranaki Osteopathy Room

Rates - One hour $85.00. 30 minutes $45.00 Please note:- As this is a private practice, cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to your appointment time otherwise the full amount of your booked time will be charged if I cannot fill your booked appointment time.