It's been a really shaky year for Christchurch, New Zealand. The earthquakes and all those five million aftershocks have left many people with extremely frayed nerves. The local counseling services are trying to help with so many stressed-out men and women.
Aside from counseling services, we can even suggest another way to relax and unwind, which is with an excellent professional back pain massage.
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Massage therapy has been demonstrated to give relief from emotional stress, in addition to helping to heal injuries and improve the flow of the blood. Massage for stress relief is often known as the therapeutic massage treatment.
In March there were news reports that the Church of Scientology had agents going around town offering massages to aid people in Christchurch following the earthquake. Fortunately, there are lots of places to find a professional massage in town which doesn't involve religious discussions or strangers knocking at your door!
Have a look at the listings in the yellow pages, or check out the classifieds in your everyday copy of the Christchurch Press. Search for well-known massage clinics like Christchurch Therapeutic Massage Centre, Canterbury Neuromuscular Clinic, Sanctuary Health, and Bour Thong Thai Beauty Therapy.
There are two main varieties of traditional Chinese massage, Tui t that involves pushing, stretching and kneading the muscles and Zhi Ya which entails more pinching and pressing acupressure points.
Most professional operators will have a practice so you can reserve in advance, pick your preferred style, and then only arrive a few minutes before your booking. Some will offer a range of different services like spa treatments or even yoga classes.