Therapeutic Massage

Mavis Saxton is UK trained to NVQ UK Standards and holds International qualifications.  She has enjoyed numerous training courses with Art Riggs, the American Deep Tissue Massage guru.  She is also  qualified in the John Barnes theory and practice of Myofascial Release and Cranio-Sacral Therapy, having trained under Ruth Duncan, an affiliate of John Barnes. Mavis ran her own successful practice in North Yorkshire, England for five years before moving to Greytown in the beautiful Wairarapa. Mavis is now located at the south end of Carterton, just 5 minutes by car from Greytown.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: including Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release and Cranio-sacral work where required. Excellent for general aches and pains, scar tissue release, post surgery work, back pain, muscle/joint pain, migraines, headaches. Myofascial Release and Cranio-sacral work are both gentle techniques which give effective results without discomfort.


CLIENT RECOMMENDATIONS “In the twenty years that I have been receiving massage, I have not come across a practitioner as highly skilled as Mavis.  She has an intuitive ability to focus on individual needs and concerns, is very focused on making the experience just right for each client and is clearly aware that we all have different needs.  Her massage space is in a beautiful setting, unique and welcoming, which reflects her warm and caring personality.  Mavis is thorough and professional and her treatments are great value and an important investment for both general wellbeing and addressing specific issues.  I leave each time feeling thoroughly relaxed, my body re-aligned and functioning as it should be.
I cannot recommend Mavis highly enough.  I only wish I lived in the Wairarapa so I could have regular myofascial release treatments from her.”
– from Felicity in Sydney, Australia.
“A Myofascial Release specialist right here in the Wairarapa without having to tackle the Hill to Wellington!  Fantastic service, fabulous location and a holistic and caring approach.  I highly recommend” – from Bron in Martinborough
“The fact that I travel over the Hill to see Mavis for a massage speaks volumes in itself.  Her extensive anatomical knowledge means that she is able to assess what is required and you always get a great relaxation/therapeutic massage.  Mavis is a true professional!” – from Moira in Upper Hutt

"I was referred to Mavis Saxton 2 years ago with chronic pain.  Mavis has devised a massage programme which alleviates my symptoms and allows me freedom of mobility.  I highly recommend her and her ability to work in conjunction with my GP". - Melanie from Carterton.

Mavis Saxton B.A. (Hons), IIHHT Diploma

Telephone: 021 0296 0565

Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.

By Appointment Only.

Prices: From $55 for 30 minutes.

From $85 for 60 minutes.

Payment by cash or online.

Mavis Saxton

Photo courtesy of Lisa Carruthers, Loop PR