Connecting Body & Soul

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Hanmer Springs Sports and Trigger Point Massage


Working on individual muscles in a specific area to help establish a better range of movement and to ease pain.


PRE EVENT - the emphasis is on the muscles used in the sporting event and the goal is for the athlete to feel that her body is "perfect" physically

POST EVENT - the emphasis is on reducing muscle tension, minimising swelling and soreness, encouraging relaxation and reducing recuperation time.


A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. It helps to release an area of local nerve facilitation in a muscle or associated connective tissue. These are small areas of hyperirritability within muscles which often refer pain and restrict motion.

Wendy is offering a mobile service for all her massage treatments.


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Eliminating pain and restore motion


Myofascial Release Therapy in Hanmer Springs

Myofascial Release is an alternative therapy that works the myofascial tissues surrounding and supporting the muscles throughout the body.
It is a safe and very effective hands on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Working to release the fascia that connects the whole body - muscles, connective and fascial tissue.

The use of Myofascial Release allows the therapist to work with each patient as a unique individual. The one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which I use a number of Myofascial Release techniques together with movement therapy.


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Gentle and non-invasive


Craniosacral Therapy in Hanmer Springs

Craniosacral Therapy is a form of bodywork that uses gentle touch on the cranium (skull), spine and sacrum to enhance the body's natural capacity for healing. The therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build up your immune system. Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly.

The therapist essentially encourages your body to release restrictions that it has been unable to overcome on its own. Rather than deciding on how these changes should be made, the therapist follows your body's responses as to how to proceed. Following this gentle approach helps to ensure the method is safe and effective. By normalizing the environment around the cranium and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, the therapy alleviates a wide range of dysfunctions (injuries, chronic pain) and neurological impairment.


Somato Emotional Release is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of Craniosacral Therapy to rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma. It helps to facilitate the release of emotional energy which has been held in the body.


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Empower, heal and transform


Pascha Therapy in Hanmer Springs

Pascha Therapy is a gentle supportive verbal process that guides the client to acknowledge what they are feeling and helps them to reach an inner clarity on the best way forward. It is a verbal, feeling-based counselling session that provides personal and spiritual support and guides a person to understand what and why they are feeling. The goal is to develop a more empowered relationship with their feelings. In doing so, Pascha Therapy helps to heal and transform what may keep a person feeling stuck and unfulfilled in their life. Pascha Therapy supports personal and spiritual growth and helps to change old habits and patterns, leading to greater self-empowerment and self-awareness.

The client is guided towards living from the heart, being in touch and listening to feelings that arise, living in the moment with greater awareness. It supports the client to do his or her own healing; providing the energy and choice, the invitation and confidence, the encouragement to step into the light, to let go, to surrender.


Pascha Energy Healing and Touch Therapy is a healing that helps facilitate the balance and health of the client. It addresses the cause of the issue rather than treating the symptom.


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About Wendy Stewart
and Hanmer Springs,
New Zealand

BOOKING & ENQUIRY PH +64 (0)27 2432 123

For booking and enquiries please contact Wendy by phone:
+64 (0)27 2432 123

Wendy Stewart - Body & Soul Connection - is a qualified massage therapist and health practitioner with many years of experience based in the beautiful Alpine Spa Village of Hanmer Springs.

Body & Soul Connection is taking an holistic approach to health and wellbeing, using traditional and alternative therapies to enhance the body's natural capacity for healing.

Surrounded by mountains and forests with crisp alpine air and award winning natural thermal pools, the village of Hanmer Springs is simply magical place. Many visitors come here for a relaxing massage or health treatment or to take a walk in the forest, go mountain biking on the numerous trails or for a day's hiking up the impressive mountains.
With vibrant boutique shopping, an exciting array of adventure activities (from fishing and hunting to jetboating and bungy jumping), world class cafes and restaurants and family friendly farm park and golf among what's on offer, there is literally something to entertain everyone.

Wendy is offering a mobile service for all her massage treatments.