Cigna Round the Bays

Cigna Round the Bays

Delivering the Message Through Massage Students Help Runners Recover

21 February 2018 - Putting the "fun" into fun runs, New Zealand’s leading tertiary education provider for massage therapy, the New Zealand College of Massage (NZCM), worked their magic on exhausted athletes participating in the Cigna Round the Bays fun run last weekend.

Reaching out to their community, the NZCM students offered free massages to over 60 athletes who completed their run in Kilbirnie Park.

“Joining the event was a great opportunity for our students to improve their skills and also have a positive impact on the health and well-being of people from our community,” Marcus Tidwell, NZCM Wellington Lead Tutor, says.

“Massage is about getting people back on track by supporting recovery and to enable them to feel fit and healthy.

“We were able to send off a lot of people with smiles on their faces on Sunday which was rewarding for our team,” Marcus explains.

NZCM students are trained in a wide range of skills and knowledge required for diverse careers in the massage therapy industry, including sports massage, where students learn the treatment of soft tissue, musculoskeletal dysfunction, and sporting injuries.

“The balance and integration of mind and hands iscentral to all of our courses,” Taulalo Fiso, NZCM Group Director says.

With campuses in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, NZCM offers NZQA accredited courses for a Bachelor of Health Studies, a Diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy, a New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage, and a Certificate in Study and Career Preparation for Massage with enrolments opening now.

Marcus’ students will be out in the Wellington community again for Relay for Life, a fundraiser event for Cancer Society NZ, on March 17-18, to offer free massage to members of the public.