Regan is a fully qualified and experienced therapist, and has worked in both
NZ and Australia since graduating here in Christchurch in 2004.
Over the last 15 years and 13000+ treatments, Regan has seen the difference that
massage therapy and bowen therapy can make, and will provide you with the same level of care
and results by specifically tailoring the treatment to your needs.
Regan is fully committed to assisting you reach your desired state of physical well-being.
- Prevention is less painful than cure -
Preventative care is paramount to our well-being. With such busy lives today,
adding regular massage therapy and/or bowen therapy into your health regime is one of the wisest
decisions we can make for ourselves.
Skilled bodywork is more than just a treat or a one-off to get some temporary relief, you will be
amazed at how it can improve the quality of your life in so many ways.
Our bodies communicate to us clearly
and specifically, if we are
willing to listen
— Shakti Gawain —
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches
and pain of contracted areas.
With chronic muscle tension or injury, there may be adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Adhesions can disrupt circulation and cause pain,
limited movement, and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
To do this, direct deep pressure is used.
Everyone's tolerance to pressure and pain is different, so each session is designed around these factors
Bowen Therapy is a multidimensional approach to pain relief and healing. It is based on the recognition that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems could be found
in the soft tissue or fascia.
Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Fascia is the largest sensory organ in the body, and is the organiser embracing all nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles.
The technique involves a gentle, flicking-type movement at precise points on the body designed to stimulate the tissue and nerve pathways to help relax the body. When the body is more physically relaxed, underlying alignment issues that can
cause and further aggravate injuries are minimised.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues within the body specifically the muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Sports massage can not only help treat your current strains and tension, but be used as a method of preventing future injuries. These include overuse or repetitive strain injuries whether they are from your daily activities or from your training regime.
Sports massage therapy is suitable not just for athletes and sporting professionals, but for a wide variety of people who are wishing to prevent or recover from a soft tissue injury. The aim of a sports massage is to alleviate tension in your
Whether you want to boost your performance or recover from an over-training injury, its important to have a rehabilitation action plan customised for you.
Where most other forms of massage use
downwards pressure, this technique lifts and separates tissue using flexible medical-grade silicone cups.
Cupping increases nutrient-rich
blood flow to the area treated, and can reduce pain
due to the de-compressive force or
Regan uses both static and mobile cupping techniques in conjunction with other massage techniques to help relieve
aches and pains.
It is also very effective with with trigger points, as the cups are
not invasive, especially for those who do not like receiving
Dry Needling (refer below).
Trigger point dry needling (TDN) is a treatment technique that uses small filament type needles to release tight
muscles with the goal of permanently
reducing muscle pain and dysfunction.
The aim is to achieve a local twitch response to
release muscle tension and pain. TDN helps
to reduce pressure on the nerve
by releasing muscle shortening.
It is now well researched that the "twitch response"
in the muscle during dry needling is associated with the
muscle relaxing and stopping the pull on adjacent areas.
TDN can be used for a variety of applications,
from addressing postural-based discomfort,
to enhancing athletic performance by addressing over
or under-active muscle groups.
Scar Tissue Release
This is an innovative and successful method of scar tissue treatment. Long lasting results are obtained in many, many cases of post surgical and trauma wound scars – even if the scar is decades old. It is quick, painless and truly amazing in its efficacy.
A client's posture provides much information regarding the natural state of their tissues. Through postural analysis it is possible to determine which areas of their body are under more strain than others, and which muscle groups are causing this strain
I starting Bowen Therapy with Regan after injuring my shoulder. At the time I couldn’t lift my right arm above elbow height and had constant pain that was affecting my sleep.
I had been going to physio with no change and so needed to find another treatment option. The result I received from Regan’s treatment was incredible for me. Within just a couple of visits I saw a big change in the use of my arm and the pain reduced almost immediately. I now have full use again with no repercussions which I don’t believe would have happened with physio. I couldn’t be happier with the results I have had.
I have had a few bowen therapy sessions with Regan to help with my digestion issues and I couldn't recommend him or the therapy more. I feel better and better after each session.
I discovered Regan Gill and his expertise in Bowen Therapy by chance. I have known the benefits of Bowen Therapy for years having had first-hand experienced. So, it was good to discover Regan. I have scoliosis and was having terrible problems with the right side as a result of too much computer work using a mouse. I have had three sessions with Regan and after each session I have experienced great improvement. I am extremely satisfied with the results.
Brennan Kerr Nelson CPA, PhD
Wow! Blown away by the treatment I've had from Regan. Every time I see him I walk away feeling like a new man. Whether you're recovering from an injury or just looking to increase mobility and decrease pain, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Before seeing Regan I had a lot of shoulder stiffness and lower back pain. I had been under a lot of stress which flared it up and also affected other areas like my mood and sleep.
I had 1 treatment of Bowen Therapy which Regan just made small adjustments at various points on my body. The session was quick, relaxing, not painful and extremely effective.
Regan rebalanced my body and settled my shoulder and my back pain. I also slept a lot better after that and as a result I was much happier!
The following week I had a dry needling session on my shoulder which gave it instant relief.
I would absolutely recommend anyone seeing Regan for any body issue. He is honest, genuine and very knowledgeable about his craft.
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