Therapeutic, Remedial and Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranio-sacral or Cupping with Yoka Hermanides.
Children Massaging Children (CMC)Facilitator and President of Massage New Zealand.
Welcome to New Lynn Sports ClinicSports Massage and other Modalities for your Health and Wellbeing.
Our Services Include
- Sports/Deep Tissue
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Sacral Cranial Therapy
- Pilates PIA Cert.
Testimonials"We have been clients of Yoka for approximately ten years. She is particularly noted in the West Auckland area for her rehabilitative treatment of sports muscular injuries. We have referred associates and friends on to her for simple maintenance and repair as well as rehabilitative pregnancy issues and work related stress problems. We have always found her to be a personable, experienced, skilled and professional massage therapist."
Hugh and Jenni Allan
"I’m a full time competitive swimmer and I need massage therapy on my muscles after training and competitions. Yoka is a fantastic massage therapist, and has truly helped relieve the strain off my muscles, which has aided in my success over the past year."
Silver Medal Paralympics Beijing.
Massage Specialties Offered
- Therapeutic: relaxation, remedial or deep tissue
- Sports: natural performance enhancer, injury treatment
- Aromatherapy: enhancing the natural healing process
- Lymphatic drainage: fluid built up, waste removal
- Pregnancy/infant: lifelong care
- , and Cupping
Definition of MassageMassage is a scientific art and a system of assessment and manual application to superficial soft tissues of the body. Massage is concerned with muscles and connective tissues of the musculo-skeletal system-skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and the structures that lie within superficial tissue.
Massage is applied by using the hands, forearms and elbows through external application of touch, stretching, compression or passive and active joint movements. Also included can be external application of hot and cold treatment.
Massage therapy benefits conditions by encouraging the body through the phases involved in rehabilitation, restoration and nor-malization—(improving muscle tone, promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation, enhancing elimination, prevention of injury and illness). It also produces therapeutic effects on the respiratory and nervous systems.
Skeletal muscles respond with direct bio-mechanical effects. Effects will encourage or affect reflex reactions that involve the nervous system or chemical responses. The nervous system can respond through secretion of endorphins and other neural chemicals and create the release of histamine and other cellular secretions. This chemical release affects a structure or system of the body directly or indirectly.
Mechanical benefits and reflex responses combine to help the muscular soft tissues respond through circulation improvement and elimination of the byproducts. Mechanical effects on the muscular tissues include influence on the stretch receptors, tendon apparatus and direct manual stretching of muscle fibers. This encourages relaxation of tissues through change in the motor nerve out put and chemical secretions.
Connective Tissue functions include support, structure, space, stabilization, and scar formation.
Connective tissue is adaptive and responsive to a variety of influences such as injury, increased demand and underuse. The healing of damage to tissues requires formation of connective tissue. More tissue than necessary can be formed and adhesions develop. Adhesions occur when connective tissue binds to structures that are not directly involved with the area of injury, also during over use, extra connective tissue is formed which can lead to chronic soft tissue problems. Tissue may become fibrotic (thickened or thinned, dried out or water lodged) restricting movement and function. Massage is helpful in prevention and restoration through mechanical compression sustained pulling and elongation of connective tissue, and friction methods.
One key to maintaining good health is a good flow of circulation in the body. Massage accomplishes this with a very good effect.
Circulation is primarily improved by direct bio mechanical responses to manipulations. Circulation improvement delivers nutrients, oxygen and arterial blood components to the local area being manipulated.
It also reduces tension, restores normal neural function, reduces stress on the structure of the body (through reduction of muscular tension and imbalance), and assists elimination.
Elimination in the body is carried out firstly by the blood and lymphatic systems and then by the liver, bowels, kidneys, skin and lungs.
Massage has the great benefit of primarily stimulating the flow of blood and lymph and secondarily of
stimulating the other organs (by reflex effect) to function more efficiently. Massage improves filtration
and elimination of carbon dioxide, waste metabolites, and biochemical byproducts.
Massage helps to remove dead skin and stimulates the renewal of skin cells thus making the skin feel and look better. It also stimulates the tone of the deeper layers. Massage oils lubricate and penetrate the skin keeping it in a healthy state, and aromatherapy oils have remedial qualities.
Massage has also the effect of assisting elimination through the skin.
Much disease is brought about by a lack of circulation to the tissues which in turn brings about a lack of oxygen and nutrition to the individual cells as well as an increase in metabolic wastes surrounding the cells. These factors promote disease and dysfunction. One of the key effects of massage as already mentioned is the ability to increase circulation to an area and therefore has a role to play in the prevention of disease.
Relaxation & Stress Release
Motor receptors in the skin and other tissues correspond with the nervous system and brain. The touch of massage relays excitation and stimulation of areas worked, which in turn enhances relaxation and stress release.
Pricing: 30 min. $ 50 45 min. $ 65
60 min. $ 80
concession cards available ( buy 10 get 1 free)
Hot Stones with Paula only 75 minutes for $110
Certain Southern Cross health insurance plans include a nominated dollar figure for massage therapy, redeemable with a registered massage therapist.(RMT)only. Check your policy for further info - terms & conditions apply. Yoka is RMT registered and nominated Therapist to Southern Cross.
Clinic Hours are: Tue-Fri 9.00am-7.00pm, and Sat 9.00-2.00pm
Yoka is available on Tue- Fri 9.00-2.30pm and Sat 9.00-2pm
Paula is available Tue-friday10-7 and Sat 9-2pm. and works independent from the clinic. Paula 021 584 096
Diploma in Holistic Sports, Diploma in Therapeutic Massage 1998
Registered Remedial Massage Therapist Massage New Zealand 1998
PIA Pilates Instructor 2002
President Massage New Zealand 2012 current
Children Massaging Children Facilitator 2012
Connective Tissue Massage, Cupping, Deep Tissue Massage, Energy Healing, Hatha Yoga, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release Therapy, Pilates, Pregnancy Massage, Pregnancy Yoga, Reflexology, Reiki, Remedial Massage, Remedial Therapies, Sports Injury Therapy, Sports Massage, Stone Therapy Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Yoga