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At Elite Muscle Therapy, we're all about helping you create an awesome you. 

We believe that muscle therapy and living a healthy balanced lifestyle go hand in hand - so we strive to give you the very best treatments, each and every time

Kaz Jackson

Clinic Owner/ Senior Therapist/ Dry Needling Tutor


- Dip. Therapeutic Massage (NZCM 2008)

- Advanced Cert. Dry Needling & Pain Management

- Cert. Sports Massage

- Cert. Trigger Point Therapy

- Cert. Joint Mobilisation

- Cert. Relaxation Massage

- SOMA Practitioner Level 1

- Cupping

My practice is focused towards sports, deep tissue & remedial massage techniques, Trigger Point therapy (TrP), pain management, dry needling, cupping & deep tissue pregnancy massage.

I incorporate different modalities into each treatment session - they are bespoke, so no two treatments are the same.


I teach dry needling and pain management courses, helping other massage professionals learn needling and how to integrate pain management techniques into their clinical practice.


Many prominent sports teams and gyms have put the recovery of their athletes in my hands, including the All Blacks, the Wellington Hurricanes and Lions, All Blacks Sevens team, NZ Blackcaps, RNZ Ballet, Toa Crossfit (Wellington), Sydney Swans FC AFL team, Vodafone Warriors, USA 7s team, Wellington Firebirds, Wellington Phoenix, Melbourne Heart FC, Brisbane Roar FC, Wellington Colts under 21 Rugby prems and various other elite athletes from many different sporting codes.


I am also the Massage Therapist for the Muay Thai Institute – Wellington’s MTI GYM (kickboxing) providing rehabilitation massage to many champion fighters, during their fight training and post-event to aid injury reduction and recovery. 


I enjoy giving deep tissue, therapeutic and sports massage - with a strong emphasis on the treatment, relaxation and recovery benefits that this can bring.

I thrive on professional development and regularly partake in courses to keep my skill-base at a top level - and to round it all off, I practice what I preach and receive regular massages to keep my own body in check.

Larisha Rathod

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Dip. Wellness and Relaxation

Dip. Clinical Massage Therapy

(NZCM 2020)

Sports massage

Deep tissue massage

Trigger point therapy

Relaxation massage


I have a Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage as well as Clinical Massage Therapy.
From my studies I developed an interest in sports, relaxation and palliative Massage.
My massage style includes relaxation and therapeutic techniques.

I see stress as a major influence on our physical and psychological state, therefore I believe relaxation massage is a beneficial intervention to reducing stress and providing a sense of resilience. Working in a therapeutic capacity means I can support clients though soft tissue dysfunctions and injuries. Supporting the body to return to an optimal state. I encourage functional movement and identify possible barriers to work through within my sessions. I aim to be fully present with each and every client and provide a different felt experience from pre to post massage.

My experience includes working with The Central Pulse Netball Team, New Zealand School of Dance, Mary Potter Hospice and the staff at Wellington Hospital.

I look forward to working with a wide client base, giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge while educating clients.
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