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while staying at AMBER HOUSE - at the centre!™ Bed and Breakfast Guest House (B&B) in Nelson city centre, New Zealand.

Photo of masseuse at work Avail of soothing massage therapy that will leave you relaxed, restored and revitalised.

Treat yourself while you're in Nelson!

Book a full body massage at our special introductory rate. Our fully-qualified therapists use a combination of Relaxation massage and Deep Tissue Therapy.

Holistic Massage uses soothing and locally-produced balms and waxes to both stimulate and calm your senses.

Relax, unwind and find a place of deep peace.

Healing massage

Photo of fragrant candles Massage therapy encourages healing by promoting the flow of blood and lymph, relieving tension, stimulating nerves, and stretching and loosening muscles and connective tissue to keep them elastic.

Massage isn't capable of curing any serious or life-threatening medical disorders, but massage can provide welcome relief from the symptoms of anxiety, tension, depression, insomnia, and stress, as well as back pain, headache, muscle pain, and some forms of chronic pain.

Massage is also frequently recommended for the treatment of minor sports injuries and repetitive stress injuries, and for the enhancement of physical conditioning. Before physical exercise, massage helps get blood moving to assist in the warm-up. Massage after a workout has been shown to reduce the waste products (lactic and carbonic acid) that build up in muscles after exercise and cause cramping and discomfort.

There is also some scientific evidence to support claims that massage enhances the immune system and aids recovery from soft tissue injuries by increasing blood circulation to injured areas. Some studies indicate that massage can even reduce blood pressure. Some people find that massage relieves such digestive disorders as constipation.

Generally, massage is not advised for anyone with an infectious skin disease, a rash, or an unhealed wound. It's also wise to avoid massage immediately after surgery, or if you're prone to blood clots. Circulatory ailments such as phlebitis or varicose veins preclude the use of massage, and it should never be performed directly over bruises, inflamed or infected injuries, areas of bleeding or heavy tissue damage, or at the sites of recent fractures or sprains. Massage is not recommended for cancer patients immediately after chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Avoid massage over any known tumor, and in any area with a recent surgical incision.

Healing Massage is your first step to a healthier, more relaxed body, mind and spirit.

Sports and Shiatsu massage

close-up of essential oils container Our masseuses specialise in sports and shiatsu massage, employing soft strokes on the more delicate and bony structures of the body, such as the face, hands and feet, and stronger strokes over thickly muscled areas that retain stress, such as the neck and shoulders. The careful attention to the amount of pressure makes our massage great for relaxation.

Also available are Tibetan massage (a bit longer and more expensive sessions), reflexology and pregnancy massage.

Deep tissue massage

This massage involves slow strokes and deep finger pressure on areas of the body suffering from chronic muscle tension or areas that simply ache or feel contracted. Deep tissue massage is especially effective with tense areas such as stiff necks or sore shoulders.

Deep Muscle Therapy

This highly refined system and corrective treatment aids in the restoration of damaged muscles and soft tissues in the entire body. Using a specific series of cross-tissue movement, Deep Muscle Therapy concentrates on all layers of muscle that have become depleted of their normal blood lymphatic flow. This therapy is designed to cause corrective changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissue, improve the circulation and speed up the natural healing process.


Our mobile masseuses bring all their equipment to your room - including a portable chair and table. They are fully qualified and registered and rates are very reasonable:
$45 - Ergonomic chair relaxation massage
$75 - Back, neck and shoulders holistic massage (allow 40 minutes)
$90 - Full Body: Relaxation massage (allow 1 hour)
$120 - Full Body: Relaxation + Deep Tissue Therapy (allow 1.5 hours)

You can either add on your massage as an extra when you book your accommodation on-line at Amber House, or just mention your wishes any time during your stay...

AMBER HOUSE - at the centre!™

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Amber House is a member of the Canada Bed 
and Breakfast Hosts Association and is rated 'Platinum Maple Leaf' one hundred per cent new zealand logo Gold Member of New Zealand Tourism Guide

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