Good Massage provide first class massage services for professional athletes through to the individuals who simply require excellent massage therapy to keep them active and healthy.
Jason MacDonald from Good Massage was my masseur from August 2014 to early 2016; he massaged me at four weekly intervals.
I was born with Cerebral Palsy and as a result of my impairment I experience painfull muscle spasm throughout my back and limbs. Jason was a godsend for unknotting tight muscles, and encouraging the muscles to relax.
As I have difficulty getting on and off a massage table Jason kindly provided therapeutic massage in my home, massaging me on my bed. Jason was every inch a gentleman and at no time did I feel vulnerable or uncomfortable in his presence. Jason was very curteous and willing to assist me whenever I needed it. Jason has an awesome sense of humour,and is a great conversationalist. I have no hesitation in recommending Jason as a therapeutic masseur, and wish him well in his future endeavours.
P.S. Fantastic massage last time!! The best deep-tissue massage I have ever had, so thank you!
A Dedicated Mum 2014
Jason has had a huge impact on both my race preparation and recovery, helping me to achieve the best results possible.
I approached Jason a few months ago in the hope that we could create a weekly session to help my body recover and to treat, or more importantly prevent, any injuries arising for the upcoming multisport season.
Jason is flexible, down to earth, and very professional and has a genuine interest and passion to help you achieve well in whatever your sporting field. Jason allows me to dictate which areas of muscle need work, depending on my training schedule for that particular week, and provides the perfect amount of pressure needed to ensure that any niggles are caught in their early stages. Jason continues to show an interest in my training and has been supportive and encouraging throughout the last few months.
I have been to numerous sports massage therapists, but have found it hard to find one that provides such a friendly, relaxed and approachable manner – then I met Jason! I will continue to see Jason for his brilliant sports massages leading up the Speight’s Coast to Coast and would recommend him to any athlete looking to maintain their performance and to those who see the benefits of looking after your body!"
Winner 2009 Kaiapoi Classic, Frostbuster & Teva Big Day Out
"I turned to Jason to smooth out all my muscles before they became troublesome after many years of thrashing on the running circuits of NZ and abroad.
After a few regular visits my knotted and ropey calves and quads were transformed back to lean mean running machines, ready for another top class season on the roads and tracks of Christchurch, New Zealand and the world.
On this basis, I would highly recommend Jason as a quality massage therapist to anyone wanting to get the best out of their bodies."
Commonwealth Games Marathon runner, Kepler Challenge winner and general all round running legend.
"I suffered a ladder fall that aggravated a previous back injury. Jason has mean hands, and a Good Massage can at times be painful as sore spots are worked on, but after my first series of 10 x 1 hour sessions I have never felt so nimble and active for nearly 15 years.
Gardening, lawns, painting are a breeze and I never have to think my back will limit my activities or enjoying the things that I do. Thanks Jason, well done, and I still have a book of dreadful jokes to share with you."
"I have been receiving weekly sports massage from Jason MacDonald for the past five years.
As an endurance runner, regular massage is an integral part of my training regime. Jason's Good Massage has been absolutely critical in injury prevention and in preparation for recovery after events. He has helped me through successful completion of two Kepler challenges and several marathons and half marathons.
Jason is an extremely skilled and intuitive massage therapist with an excellent sports massage technique. He works with me to ensure that he is massaging the required areas with appropriate pressure. He is clearly very knowledgeable and adopts a holistic approach to his work, aware of and able to advise with authority on associated practices such as stretching, strengthening and hydration. Jason has a very professional manner, asks the right questions and is a good listener with a great sense of humour.
I have received sports massage from several therapists and not all of them have been satisfactory, either in manner or technique. However I would consider Jason to be one of the very best that I have experienced."
Age group winner Buller marathon 2008
"Jason forms a crucial and integral part of my training and recovery programme, helping me train more, recover faster and achieve the most from my body."
NZ Pole vault Champion, triple NZ Commonwealth Games Rep and Olympian
"From a Good Massage to a Great Ride
Had a Good Massage or a great ride recently? I've had both - successfully completing The 5 Passes Cycle Race in early November, and enjoying Good Massages from Jason. I have done The Five Passes three times previously, but this year I felt the best prepared ever thanks to the regular massages and Jason's sponsorship of our team.
The Five Passes is a demanding cycle challenge involving 650 kms of cycling spread over 4 days. The Race goes from Christchurch to the West Coast and back, via Lewis and Arthurs Passes. Cyclists ride in different grades according to their ability and are organised in teams of 4.
Our Good Massage team of David, Lloyd, Tanya and myself, rode in C grade, which while competitive, was also a great friendly bunch of people to ride with. Between one puncture, a dropped chain and a slipped disc in Tanya's back (which meant her riding with a numb leg for the entire race), we still managed to be the best-dressed team in C grade and to notch up a few successes.
Highlights included a couple of stage wins, 2 sprints wins, Jo in the Green jersey for a day, Lloyd powering up the mountains and finishing a very respectable 5th on GC, and David and Tanya leading our team to win the 21 km Team Time Trial on the last day.
The indulgent one and a half hours of Good Massage a few days after the 5 Passes was an excellent way to finish a Great Ride.
Cyclist Five Passes Tour 2007
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