1. Reduce muscle tension
2. Increase range of motion
3. Enhance athletic performance
4. Improve soft tissue function
5. Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue
MuscleMovement, located in Panmure, Auckland, specialise in providing sports massage for athletes of all abilities. As an adjunct to hands-on treatment we also analyse movement and diagnose postural imbalances.
Susan is a member of Massage NZ. Susan is also a member of Sports Medicine NZ.
Many people are confused between Sports massage and Deep tissue massage thinking they are the same. Sports massage incorporates a hands-on approach combined with a sound knowledge of sport related movement patterns and injuries When required, it includes deep tissue massage. However deep tissue massage is not sports massage. You may receive a deep tissue massage but this does not mean you are experiencing a sports massage. Your therapist, with prevention in mind, considers the muscles involved in your specific movement pattern and designs a treatment plan according to the presenting muscle imbalances.
We understand the physical demands participating in sport can place on the body. We care about helping athletes remain injury free. We also understand injuries occur and work with the athlete to get them active as soon as possible.
With over 20 years’ experience in sports massage we have extensive knowledge that can help you.
When I resumed training for Ironman NZ in 2004, I found that my body no was longer able to deal with the volume of training required and I was in need of running repairs. I was given Sue’s contact details and have never looked back, seeing her on a regular basis ever since. Sue’s attention to detail is fantastic and often performs a quick analysis on how tight things are, as a result she has helped me get through 9 Ironman (including Kona) and numerous 70.3’s and marathons. Sue is always professional and has an amazing depth of knowledge and in my opinion goes above and beyond. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone, from endurance competitors to sports people to folk just looking to remain healthy and active.
I've been seeing Susan Zwaagdijk for massage now for over 10yrs and she has always got me to the start line of Ironman New Zealand or any of my races injury free and ready to give it 100% on each occasion. Her knowledge and feel of the body is incredible and she is able to iron out any knots, tight spots or potential injuries before they get to anything serious. Massage/recovery is the 4th discipline in the sport of Triathlon and if you miss this important step then you risk not getting to the start line and the downward spiral of being injured.
After racing overseas for many years and experiencing the performance benefits of weekly massage I sought a top quality massage therapist when I returned to NZ. I tried many others but nobody came close to Sue. Sue's experience, touch and caring for her clients is second to none. Hands down, Sue is the absolute best!!!
For anyone looking for to improve recovery and/or performance I can highly recommend Sue as a Sports Maassage Therapist. Like most of us I have limited time for training therefore it's important to get the most out of my training time. We've all had times when we have found that our legs felt sore and sluggish, just not wanting to work- so we try harder and dig a deeper hole. I've been there often, until a started getting regular massages from Sue. Sue has the 'uncanny' ability to find muscles that I didn't know I had and to manipulate the tightness out of my legs resulting in a massive improvement in recovery which allows me to train better, and race harder. I cant say that Sue's massages are always enjoyable at the time- but the investment and long term benefits are without doubt worth a bit of short term pain.
I have been seeing Susan for the last 6 months. I’ve had a back injury I’ve been battling for many years. I was struggling to get through an average work week. A massive thanks to Susan who has gone the extra mile to help me manage my injury. Susan has gone out of her way to investigate my symptoms and work out a strategy to enable me to get through my work week. I couldn’t do it without her weekly massages. Thanks for all your help!
At MuscleMovment we know the demands sport can place on the body. Without maintaining a healthy balance of the muscles that operate on a joint, the repetitive nature of training can lead to injury.
In the hands of our experienced therapists, your body is assisted to maintain that muscle balance. We will work with you to guide and direct you so you can reach your sporting goals without the frustration of injury.