Lisa McMillan Massage Therapy
Pt Chevalier, West Auckland and Ponsonby Skip to main content

Relaxation massage

Using Swedish massage techniques of long, flowing strokes I encourage a balance between your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems so that you may feel deeply relaxed and are therefore able to continue to cope with the daily stressors of life.

Therapeutic massage 

This type of massage is perfect if you have a specific area that causes you pain or discomfort.  Using similar stokes as a relaxation massage but with more focus on releasing muscle stiffness and tension than relaxation. It can however be a deeply relaxing session as you may feel immediate relief from long term pain or tension.  

Remedial massage

Involves the use of a wide range of massage techniques, including, Myofascial Release Technique (MFR), Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Trigger Point Therapy (TrPT) to aid the muscles and soft tissues of the body re-align and recover from injury.

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT)

NMT sometimes known as Trigger Point therapy is primarily concerned with the deactivation of trigger points. Trigger points are small areas of hyper-sensitive tissue within muscle and fascia that can cause local pain as well as causing referred pain and sensations in other parts of the body. This type of therapy has proven extremely beneficial for those suffering from regular headaches or jaw pain.

Sports massage

Perfect for professional and amateur athletes, pre and post event work consists of specific massage techniques to invigorate muscles prior to strenuous activity and afterwards helping to return the muscles to their natural resting length. Other aspects of sports massage include remedial and therapeutic massage work to target problem areas and enable you to remain injury free.

Hot stone therapy

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth heated river stones as an extension of their own hands. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles by increasing the blood flow so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. 

Myofascial cupping

Myofascial cupping is a unique treatment that uses suction to lift tissue as the cup is moved by the therapist to decompress underlying tissue. The cups come in various sizes depending on the treatment area needed with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion.  It is also good for helping to break down scar tissue and promote the reduction of cellulite.

Pregnancy massage

Reduce your stress levels and stay relaxed throughout your pregnancy or enjoy a more therapeutic massage to reduce your aches and discomfort during your transition to motherhood.

Manual Lymphatic drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage uses very light rhythmic circular movements to stimulate the natural drainage of lymph which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart to enhance immune efficiency. It aids in the reduction of swelling either from injury or fluid retention in the tissues.

Onsite massage

Enjoy a massage in the comfort of your own home or get a group together and I will come visit you at your workplace. A travel surcharge will apply.


Helping your body to heal itself

Lisa McMillan BHS (Mass & NMT), Dip. Th. Mass., Dip. Clin. Sports Th., Cert. Relax. Mass.

Point Chevalier  PHONE: 0274 329 107