Kartik Palani

Sports Massage Therapist | West Auckland

I had an appointment with Kartik who was really friendly but also really knowledgeable in helping to reduce pain from a persistent headache.

- K. Roberts

Kartik specialises in sports massage therapy, cupping, myofascial release (MFR), and remedial massage.

Hi, I am Kartik!

You’ll find me at the Massey, Top Notch clinic doing what I love – helping you to be the best you can be through massage therapy.

I’m a registered remedial massage therapist with Top Notch Bodyworks, and have experience in sports massage therapy, myofascial release, cupping and massage that targets difficult and stubborn injuries.   

With my training and previous clinical experience, I’ll actively work with you to meet your specific goals. I come from a sporting background having played rugby union and league.

My expertise is in sports and remedial massage. Having worked with both elite national and international sports teams, my approach is to work with your body to facilitate healing and improve your quality of life by using massage techniques that aim at reducing the pain, stress and discomfort that has impacted your nervous system.

If you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior, a busy mum, or work in the office, we will go through a thorough consultation including assessments to find out how we can best suit the treatment to your individual needs. 

As your experience and perspective are of the utmost importance I’ll check in with pressure, technique, positioning, and temperature to make sure you’re comfortable throughout every massage treatment. 

We’ll also have a chat about self-care options such as stretches, exercises, or relaxation protocols that may be suited to your situation and that you can continue to get results after the session.

I’m a Massey local and I love to go and support the Blues at Eden Park. I also enjoy hitting the gym and travelling around New Zealand, especially down south. 

I look forward to helping you soon!


First time visiting and was a wonderful experience. Top Notch provides a massage which focuses on resolve aches and pains rather than just relaxing the body. It is a lovely clean and tidy space with plenty of parking. I had an appointment with Kartik who was really friendly but also really knowledgeable in helping to reduce the pain from a persistent headache.

- K, Roberts

Kartik's Hours

Massey Clinic
​Monday – 4pm to 9pm
Wednesday – 5.30pm to 9pm
Saturday – 9am to 3pm