Massage therapy results in overall relaxation, easing of mental and physical tension, and provides relief from muscle spasms, aches, pains and stress.
The Women's Health Center offers massage therapy as a means to:
- increase circulation
- ease lower back pain
- enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
- relieve migraine pain
- reduce spasms and cramping
- increase joint flexibility
- lower heart rate and blood pressure
Our skilled massage therapists are available for day and evening appointments. We offer a wide variety of massages, including:
Traditional massage therapy is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Using oils or lotion, the therapist combines the following techniques: gliding, kneading, compression, stretching, and rocking, to design an individualized massage. This relaxation treatment creates a state of general well-being and physical ease.
Pain Relief Massage:
Muscles that are chronically contracted create areas of tenderness that are sometimes called “trigger points.” The contracted muscle is shut down — fresh blood can’t get in and the waste can’t get out. This irritates the surrounding nerves and causes pain and tenderness. Pain relief therapy focuses on these tender areas to soften the muscle, restore normal circulation and flush the waste out.
This type of massage relieves back pain during pregnancy and promotes a sense of well-being. A specially designed table allows pregnant women to be positioned comfortably on their abdomen or side during massage.
We offer this soothing massage while the new mother is still in the hospital. Patients can choose to have the massage therapist come to their room, or they can go to the massage therapy room. While the mother relaxes, our Birthing Center staff will take excellent care of the baby in the nursery.
Senior and Geriatric Massage:
This massage is designed for individual physical conditions of older adults by specially trained massage therapists.
Outpatient Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is also performed in private rooms in the Outpatient Department. The certified and licensed massage therapist also provides therapeutic touch and acupressure. If ordered by your physician, it may be covered by insurance.
Call 414-777-1900 for more information or to schedule a massage.