Reina Reilly has been massaging since she graduated in 2004.
Massage has been Reina’s passion since she was a child especially as it was part of her Indonesian grandmother’s culture. After attending several workshops over a long period of time Reina decided the best way to pursue her passion was to study and obtain a proper qualification and knowledge. She studied for a Diploma in Massage Therapy at Canterbury College of Natural Medicine in Christchurch in 2002/03 and graduated with distinction in March 2004.
Reina is a current member of Massage New Zealand Inc, an organisation for qualified massage therapists that promotes the benefits of massage, provides the public with access to registered qualified therapists and supports professional massage therapists throughout New Zealand. To remain registered Reina regularly updates her Continuous Professional Development (CPD). She is also on the Executive Board as Treasurer of this organisation.
Reina specialises in deep tissue/remedial massage to achieve outcomes of improved range of motion and function. She also offers relaxation/Swedish massage, Hot Stone Massage, pregnancy massage, sports massage and chair massage. A client history is taken at the first appointment, plus some assessments and a treatment plan is made. Subsequent appointment(s) includes a follow up consultation. Notes are taken and kept to track progress and effectiveness of the treatment plan.
The hands-on part of a typical massage session consists of a warm up massage using Swedish massage techniques or Myofascial Release, and then focus is turned on the areas discussed during consultation using Neuromuscular Techniques, or Sports Massage Techniques. Pressure for deep tissue/remedial massage is always within client’s range of mild to moderate discomfort – in other words “A Good Pain”. Reina aims to achieve relaxation of the muscles and surrounding tissues, not increase muscle tension if the pressure is too firm. The massage is ended using long effleurage strokes to flush the tissues and induce relaxation of the body and calmness of the mind.
Massage is a non-invasive, nurturing and caring manipulation of soft tissue such as skin, muscle, tendons and ligaments and is beneficial to the nervous and muscular systems and connective tissues as it reduces muscle tension, speed up recovery of muscles from exercise, frees up connective tissue layers for improved and increased mobility and circulation. It also enhances the circulation of blood and lymph. This means an increase in oxygen and nutrient supply to the body’s tissues and removal of metabolic wastes.
Massage may assist in:
- Health maintenance and health promotion
- Stress management
- Injury rehabilitation
- Post-operative care
- Emotional and/or psychological disorders
- Terminal illness care
- Chronic pain
- Care of the disabled
Email Reina Mobile: 021 078 2954