Odette Wood

Therapies 

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • PNF stretching
  • Mobilisation
  • Kinesiotaping

Available at the Natural Health Centre on Fridays

 

What Odette Treats

Odette uses a range of soft tissue techniques, combined with an intuitive and holistic approach to address a variety of conditions.  These include:

  • Soft tissue strains and injuries, tendinitis/repetitive strain, low back pain, neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain/fibromyalgia
  • Nerve irritation and pain
  • Stress and stress-related tension, physical effects of anxiety and depression
  • Breathing pattern dysfunction

 

How Odette Works

Odette’s approach to massage therapy centres on helping to restore equilibrium, through bringing balance back into muscles and other soft tissues that may be manifesting tension, weakness, limited movement, and causing discomfort. At your initial session you will fill out a client information form so Odette can find out about your health history and massage needs.  If necessary she will do a posture assessment and movement tests to help her to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.  This may take 10-15 minutes, depending on the complexity of your condition(s) you are seeking treatment for.  This time is not rushed, as it is a vital part of the initial consultation which helps to determine the best treatment approach for you.  Once this part of the first session is completed, Odette will tell you what areas she will work on and how she plans to work.  Your comfort is important so Odette will check in with you during the session to ensure that pressure and technique are suitable and adapt to your preference.  Your privacy is maintained with appropriate draping and positioning.

At the end of the session you will be given homecare information which may include exercises, suggestions for posture modifications and other recommendations to help improve your condition.  Odette has good referral networks with other health professionals including osteopathy, acupuncture, yoga therapy, physiotherapy and naturopathy so she can refer you if she feels you may benefit from some additional input into your treatment.

 

About Odette

Odette is a Remedial Massage Therapist trained in therapeutic, sports and relaxation massage. She is registered with Massage New Zealand.  She spent 11 years working in the primary health sector before deciding on a career change. Having received massage herself over many years for relaxation, treatment for OOS and sports injury recovery, Odette knew the benefits it provides and decided to pursue a career in massage therapy.  She understands the links between mind and body and is passionate about her field and helping people to feel and move better.

 

What Clients Say About Odette

"Odette has the "gift" and I am very grateful for both a fabulous massage and a quality masseuse."

C - July 2017

"We are traveling at the moment and I deal with very complicated back issues. I did a lot of research to find someone in NZ that would do a similar treatment that I receive at home and found Odette. It was AMAZING what she accomplished and I am so grateful I was able to get a spot with her. It is going to make the rest of our holiday and brutal 26 hours of travel home so much nicer. Just wish I could see her regularly!!!
Thanks so much Odette!!!"

C - March 2017

"I had the best massage of my life! Odette tries to understand the client's hopes for the session and achieves the best possible outcome. I felt comfortable throughout and felt amazing after! I appreciated Odette's dedication and her researched technique. Thank you."

A  - August 2016

"Great massage- really listened to what the problem was and made a targeted/personalised approach. Very skilled practice!"

S – Sept 2015