Care is the cornerstone of our practice

We offer various Massage Disciplines

We are proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive services to meet the needs of athletes, and people who just need tune ups and or maintenance. We also can give you relaxation massage if you need some TLC. Our team of professional massage therapists specializes in providing personalized care, so you get results.

Have a Massage in Wanaka, whether you are one of Wanaka's competitive athletes or a professional suffering from OOS, there are a number of maintenance issues and injuries that come with being the best at what you do.
We can help you prepare for the event of your life, recover from it, or maintain the great shape you are in already.

At Wanaka Sports Massage you will receive the benefit of over 20 years experience in different modalities. We have a personalized approach, specific to your needs. We seek to treat the cause of your pain, not just mask the symptoms.
That's why we will also refer you to other modalities such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, neuromuscular specialists and sports doctors.

What can we help with:
• OOS or Occupational Overuse Syndrome.
• RSI or Repetitive Strain Injury.
• Headaches caused by muscle tension.
• Sports injury recovery
• Increase flexibility
• Improve mobility
• Stress relief

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About Us

Our team of highly trained professionals uses the latest healing techniques to restore you to pain-free health, quickly and easily.

We thoroughly evaluate & treat all of the contributing root factors related to your issue.

 

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    Our Advantages

    Personalized Treatment
    You will receive a full individualized treatment
    Therapy Goals
    Setting goals is the best way to enjoy a successful outcome
    Practitioners Network
    We will work closely with all your health practitioners
    Comfortable Clinic
    Our clinic feels comfortable

    Meet the Team

    Marlene Laureys

    Owner Massage Therapist

    After gaining a Diploma in massage in 1997 I went on to learn trigger point massage techniques under both a Wanaka Physiotherapy clinic and Osteopath for 5 years...

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    Paige Ingram

    Remedial Massage Therapist

    I am a Canadian trained remedial massage therapist. I have 6 years of experience, working in a clinical environment ....

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    Marketa Pribylova

    Remedial Massage Therapist

    I am originally from the Czech Republic where I studied physical education and physiotherapy at Ostravska University...

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    Marek Focar

    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Hi, I'm Marek and I am from Slovakia. For 10 years I worked in one of the leading sports hotels in Europe. I worked extensively with high level athletes, including the Slovakian, Czech and Hungarian Olympic teams providing personalized massage services.

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    No matter whether your condition was caused by a sport, work
    accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to help you.

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    Client Testimonials

    Dougall Allan

    As a professional athlete I am constantly pushing my body’s limits. In the past this has often resulted in injury and illness which disrupts my training and racing and compromises my performance. Since seeing Marlene over the past couple of years I have had very few injury and illness set backs which I associate very directly with her influence on my recovery and regeneration of damaged muscles and fatigue. I have been to a number of massage therapists and Marlene is very clearly the best I have experienced. My needs often change and so too does her approach. She is a problem solver and my success as an athlete has gone up in the time I have been using Marlene’s massage therapy. That is no coincidence at all. I cannot recommend Marlene enough to those who like me, ask so much of their body and therefore need to give back to it.
    Professional endurance athlete and strength coach, Wanaka
    www.dougalallan.com

    Shannon

    I have been seeing Marlene on a regular basis for quite some time now. I hold a lot of stress in my upper body causing tension and pain. I also experience headaches as well as stiffness in my neck. Marlene has a wonderful technique where she works from the trigger point for the problem areas. She is very professional and caring with a beautiful personality.
    I’m missing you already Marlene, but look forward to catching up with you sometime in Wanaka

    Marek Jaskolka triathlete, Germany

    Thank you Marlene for your great service! I was 2012 in Christchurch preparing for the Olympic Games in London. I had back pain and Marlene was the best address to go to. The pleasant ambiente in the massage practise made feel me comfortable and I enjoyed the massage. I would always come back and visit her even in Wanaka ;) All the best!

    Alice

    I first went to see Marlene in Christchurch 3 years ago as I had a neck and back problem due to long working hours at a computer. Since then I have had massages regularly with Marlene (every 3-4 weeks) and found this really helpful. Each time I felt really relaxed afterwards and the symptoms eased a lot. The trigger point technique worked really well for me. Marlene is friendly and tailored each session. I have recommended Marlene to my husband Mike and colleague. Mike also highly recommends Marlene and said that the massages helped a lot with sore neck and shoulders from IT work.

    Clare Richards

    I have had severe Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 30 years, resulting in numerous joint replacements. . So, when I was looking for a massage therapist I wanted to be careful to find somebody who was qualified and had a comprehensive knowledge about the body’s ligaments, tendons, joints, etc. .
    Marlene took a few minutes to establish which areas were causing me the most discomfort.
    As Marlene massaged, I guided her to pressure points that were causing me the most pain. Usually, it was my shoulders and neck areas with associated headaches.
    I choose to have an hour long massage once a fortnight and I found that my pain levels and headaches were reduced considerably providing me with a better quality of life. Cost was important too and Marlene’s fees were very competitive. – Clare Richards. Christchurch.

    Brittany Kelliher

    Marlene worked at my business Russley Sports Massage in Christchurch for 5 years. Over that time she built up her own client base of very loyal and satisfied clients. She worked with people from all walks of life, from high performing athletes to teenagers to the elderly.

    I love Marlene’s massage technique. She really works with the body and feels and thinks about how it responds to what she is doing. Her knowledge of anatomy and bio-mechanics of the body is exquisite and her years of experience show when she is working with a tricky problem.

    I can’t recommend Marlene highly enough. We wish you all the best in Wanaka but would have you back in Christchurch in a heart beat :)
    Massage therapist, Christchurch

    Justin Ward

    I started seeing Marlene after experiencing severe neck pain associated with long trips on the road. Marlene was very quick to identify the problem areas and in consultation with me (around pressure and release), work these out as well as advising how I might avoid these issues from reoccurring in the future. Since my treatment by Marlene I not only addressed the and avoided the neck pain but I was able to resume my training. I continued to see Marlene for the ache and pains associated with heavy training, and again I found that Marlene was always quick to identify the problem areas and offer up strategies for preventing these. I would recommend Marlene to anyone seeking a skilled massage therapist who takes the time to listen and work with you to resolve your alignments. Thanks Marlene

    Todd Johnson

    A few years ago i had a sports injury which collapsed a disk in my neck. This left me in a lot of pain, regular headaches and nerve pain etc etc.
    Marlene worked on my neck every week to keep my pain levels under control and maintain some level of flexibility until i was able to have a spinal fusion in March 2013.
    Post surgery we switched to rehab and therapeutic massage to improve my flexibility which allowed me to return to work and light exercise.
    Thank you very much Marlene for all your assistance before and after my surgery, all the best for your new business in beautful Wanaka

    Wendy Brydon

    It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial.

    I had regular treatment with Marlene, at least once a month from 2010 until she left for Wanaka in 2014.

    I sought treatment with Marlene for problems with my hips, back, shoulders and neck. Marlene set to work and quickly managed to untie all the knots, using massage and trigger point therapy. I am inclined to build up tension in these areas and each month Marlene helped me to rebalance and move freely again.

    I miss her skills, her professionalism, her insights into life in general and our friendly discussions. I have no hesitation in recommending Marlene and wish her all the best for her new practice in Wanaka.

    Wendy
    Christchurch

    Rachel McGregor

    Getting sick of reoccurring headaches I went online to find a massage therapist. Marlene’s profile struck a chord with me; she had so much experience and a wealth of knowledge.

    I always enjoyed my sessions with Marlene as she has a wonderful manner and provides a very comfortable and reassuring environment.

    I highly recommend Marlene as not only did her massage technique alleviate my issues but she would always discuss what was happening to my body and the things I could do at work and home to help.

    Dougall Allan

    As a professional athlete I am constantly pushing my body’s limits. In the past this has often resulted in injury and illness which disrupts my training and racing and compromises my performance. Since seeing Marlene over the past couple of years I have had very few injury and illness set backs which I associate very directly with her influence on my recovery and regeneration of damaged muscles and fatigue. I have been to a number of massage therapists and Marlene is very clearly the best I have experienced. My needs often change and so too does her approach. She is a problem solver and my success as an athlete has gone up in the time I have been using Marlene’s massage therapy. That is no coincidence at all. I cannot recommend Marlene enough to those who like me, ask so much of their body and therefore need to give back to it.
    Professional endurance athlete and strength coach, Wanaka
    www.dougalallan.com