Massage Therapy

Come relax, unwind, and see what a powerful tool massage can be to help you take charge of your health and well-being.

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

* Anxiety

* Digestive Disorders

* Fibromyalgia

* Headaches

* Insomnia related to stress

* Myofascial pain syndrome

* Soft tissue strains or injuries

* Sports injuries

* Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort, relaxation, and connection

Pricing for Massage:

  • 30 minutes: $65
  • 60 minutes: $80
  • 90 minutes: $125

Research Articles for Benefits of Massage

New Research Analysis Indicates Massage Therapy Strongly Recommended for Pain Management
Published May 10, 2016

New Research Analysis Indicates Massage Therapy Shows Promise for Pain & Anxiety in Cancer Patients
Published August 17, 2016

New Research Analysis Indicates Value of Massage Therapy for Surgical Pain
Published September 14, 2016

Massage and Stress Reduction
Moraska, A, Pollini, R, Boulanger, K, Brooks, M. Z., Teitlebaum, L. (2010) “Physiological Adjustments to Stress Measures Following Massage Therapy: A Review of the Literature”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 7(4) doi:10.1093/ecam/nen029

Sports Massage
Moraska, Albert (2005) “Sports Massage: A Comprehensive Review.” The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness: 45(3).

Jain, N. B., Wilcox, R. B., Katz, J. N., & Higgins, L. D. (2013). Clinical Examination of the Rotator Cuff. PM&R.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23332909

Kennedy, A.B., Patil, N., Trilk, J.L. (2018). ‘Recover quicker, train harder, and increase flexibility’: massage therapy for elite paracyclists, a mixedmethods study. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29387449

Kennedy, A.B., Munk, N. (2017). Experienced Practitioners’ Beliefs Utilized to Create a Successful Massage Therapist Conceptual Model: a Qualitative Investigation. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28690704

Martin, R., Martin, H.D., Kivlan, B.R. (2017). Nerve entrapment in the hip region: current concepts review. Int J Sports Phys Ther.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29234567

Nahin, R. L., Boineau, R., Khalsa, P. S., Stussman, B. J., & Weber, W. J. (2016). Evidence-Based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management in the United States. Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27594189

Pelletier, R., Higgins, J., & Bourbonnais, D. (2015). Is neuroplasticity in the central nervous system the missing link to our understanding of chronic musculoskeletal disorders? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25887644

Rossettini, G., Carlino, E., Testa, M. (2018). Clinical relevance of contextual factors as triggers of placebo and nocebo effects in musculoskeletal pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29357856

Ryan, V., Brown, H., Lowe, C. J., & Lewis, J. S. (2016). The pathophysiology associated with primary (idiopathic) frozen shoulder: A systematic review. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27527912

Shah, J., Thaker, N., Heimur, J., Aredo, J., Sikdar, S., & Gerber, L. (2015). Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective. PM&R.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25724849

Vigotsky, A. D., & Bruhns, R. P. (2015). The Role of Descending Modulation in Manual Therapy and Its Analgesic Implications. Pain Research and Treatment.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26788367

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