Within Body in Motion Sports’ clinic at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance you will find a multidisciplinary team of Sports Medicine providers including –
BTSM (Bachelor of Therapeutic & Sports Massage)
“I am awe inspired by our human body and its potential not only for performance and dynamic movement, but also for its ability to heal and repair itself. In fact it is not only the body that inspires me, but the layers of a person, from their core right through to what we see on the surface- emotion, energy and everything in between. This fascination with the body, mind and spirit, coupled with my enthusiastic pursuit of sport and exercise lead me to Holistic studies and completing a Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage in 2006, extended courses in Myofascial Release, Ancient Healing and Thai Massage. It unlocked a gateway to what seems a ceaseless quest for knowledge about “Us”.
Areté is a Greek word pertaining to Excellence or Virtue. We want to make sure that how we are being, is in line with what we are capable of being, expressing the highest quality of ourselves, moment to moment. My aim is to live with Areté and have this quality present in every one of your massage sessions, working with you holistically to help you to be the best you can be also.
An Arête is also a sharp glacial mountain ridge. At Arêté massage I use this meaning as a metaphor for reaching the “summit” of our potential – our “Peak” Performance.
Pip Charlton Therapy
Soft Tissue Therapist
Pip is a soft tissue therapist offering both massage and lymphatic enhancement therapy and is a strong advocate for being proactive about our health. She uses a variety of massage modalities including myofascial release, trigger point therapy and active isolated stretch and supports treatment with self management strategies (postural and breathing awareness, stretching, strengthening) the client can do in their own time.
Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy (LET) is a non-invasive therapy using slow, gentle, repetitive movements to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. It encourages natural drainage of the lymph from the tissue spaces and helps the body achieve a parasympathetic state (relaxation). Pip combines traditional manual techniques with the Lymphstar Pro, an instrument which produces a gentle vibrational energy to enhance the movement of lymph and general vascular flow. Subsequently lymphatic enhancement can also help with the treatment of a wide range of conditions such as post-surgical swelling, detoxification, bloating, sinusitis, acute sports injuries, neuralgia, chronic injuries such as shin splints, stress fractures, and tendinopathies.
The bottom line is, a healthy lymphatic system is essential for healthy living including our body’s immunity.
Pip is a Registered member of Massage New Zealand Inc and is the Massage Advisor and Provider in the Bay of Plenty to High Performance Sport New Zealand. From elite athletes to the not so active and young to mature, Pip has something to offer a wide variety of people with soft tissue concerns.
-Grant Wilson, Multisport Athlete