Certified Massage Therapist
Diploma in Health Science &
Certificate in Relaxation Massage.
Profile – $100 / hr, $60 / 30mins
Nici Stirrup holds a Bachelor of Health Studies in Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy and also a Diploma in Sports and Massage Therapy. Shortly after arriving from the UK she began her training at the NZ College of Massage in 2009. She is a registered member of Massage NZ. Nici is qualified to provide Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, Joint Mobilising, Neuromuscular Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. These treatment modalities can be combined to treat various issues, injuries, pathologies and chronic pain. As part of these treatments, she can also advise on rehabilitation exercise.
A personal experience of injury due to musculoskeletal imbalance and core instability sparked an interest in body mechanics and rehabilitation exercise. This experience and her enthusiasm for health and fitness led her to the decision to pursue massage therapy as a career. Nici holds a firm belief through personal and clinical experience that massage is a powerful tool for healing and rejuvenating both body and mind.
Massage therapy encompasses three core concepts; physical, psychological and biochemical. Nici practises this holistic approach to develop personalised treatment plans that cater to your specific needs and goals. Nici uses a variety of assessment techniques to identify the cause of discomfort as well as revealing possible postural misalignment and muscle imbalances. Treatment techniques will encourage pain-free and fluid movements as well as reducing tension related to overuse, stress or lifestyle pressures.
Nici has experience providing massage services at a number of sporting events. These include: USA Women’s Hockey team at the Four Nations Hockey Tournament, Auckland Provincial Rugby Team, Oxfam Trailwalker 100km event, Auckland Marathons and Squash Club tournaments.
Nici enjoys an active life participating regularly in premier reserve league hockey, endurance ocean swimming and Iyengar yoga. Nici has personally experienced the benefits of regular massage treatment to assist with recovery, avoid injury, relax and de-stress to help maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.