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Massage Therapy at Madison Drugs

Massage therapy is the application of soft tissue manipulation technique to the body, generally intended to to reduce stress while improving circulation. Massage therapy also helps reduce muscle spasms as well as promoting relaxation and stress relief. All massage therapy is applied by a licensed massage therapist.

What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

  • Increases Circulation
  • Helps Decrease Stress
  • Eases Discomfort of Fibromyalgia
  • Helps Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Assists in Pain Management of TMJ Syndrome
  • Aids in Relief of Muscle Spasms

What does Massage Therapy Cost?

  • 30 Minutes for $60
  • 60 Minutes for $90
  • 90 Minutes for $120

What should You Expect?

During your massage appointment, the massage therapist will have you complete a medical history form. The therapist will then go over that form with you to decide which type of therapy is best for you. Once your therapy has been chosen, the therapist will leave the room, allowing you to undress to your level of comfort. A sheet is provided for draping. The therapist will undrape only the part of the body being massaged, ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times. Your massage will take place on a heated massage table in a comfortable setting with soft music, low lighting and aroma therapy, if desired. You can expect a peaceful, relaxing experience.

Types of Therapy Options Offered

Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is also helpful for chronic tense area such as neck, back, and shoulders. Deep tissue massage is recommended when there is chronic muscle tension or adhesions. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pan, limited range of motion, and inflammation.

Swedish Massage

This is the most common and well known type of massage. It is the perfect place to start if this is your first massage. It can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on your needs. Swedish massage calms the nervous system, promotes a sense of relaxation and well being as well as helping in reducing tension and anxiety.

Hot Stone Massage

A massage using hot stones made of basalt ( a type of smooth rock rich in iron to help retain heat.) The stones may be places on specific areas of the body and or the therapist may use them in a gliding motion. The heat from the stones warms and relaxes the muscles which can allow the therapist to apply deeper pressure if desired.

Muscle Release Therapy

A technique used to help break up scar tissue, release muscle tension, and increase range of motion. There is some gentle stretching involved in this technique as well as compression to help elongate the muscle.

Moist Heat Therapy (Hydrothermal Therapy)

An additional therapy used to help relax the muscles allowing the therapist to work more effectively, especially in area where deep pressure is normally not tolerated. Moist towels are heated to a comfortable temperature and placed on the area needed. While this area is slowly heating up, the therapist can work on other areas of concern.