How You Will Benefit
Massage therapy is a collective term for a wide range of therapeutic treatments used to address a variety of body conditions. Some of the conditions we commonly see patients for at Mettler Therapy are fibromyalgia, post-injury or post-surgery rehabilitation, chronic muscle tension, frequent headaches, arthritis pain or stiffness in joints, massage for athletes, and, of course, relaxation, among many others. Our massage therapists often work in conjunction with our physical therapists to deliver the best treatment and relief from pain to our patients. Massage can also be helpful in managing emotional issues, such as anxiety or depression. Many people find that receiving massage therapy on a regular basis decreases anxiety and enables them to be more relaxed, but still alert.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments, reduces pain and swelling, and reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Relieves or alleviates headaches
- Reduces blood pressure
- Strengthens the immune system
- Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
- Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
- Helps relieve mental stress
- Reduces levels of anxiety
Source: American Massage Therapy Association
Types of Massage Offered
Therapeutic massage releases chronic patterns of tension in the body by applying various techniques such as dry/myofascial massage, trigger point therapy, passive stretching and deep tissue therapy on the contracted areas in the fascia and deeper layers of tissue. This treatment can be very specific, focusing on only the problem area, or can be incorporated into a full body massage depending on the individual’s needs.
Swedish massage utilizes slower, soothing massage strokes on the more superficial layers of muscle, and facilitates the release of “feel-good hormones” to relax and uplift the body and mind. This technique promotes general relaxation, elongation of muscles and connective tissue, improvement of blood circulation and range of motion, relief from muscle tension, and all-around mental and physical wellness.
Hot Stone is a 90-minute full body treatment that incorporates Swedish massage, pressure point therapy, and heat therapy. The therapist places the stones on the body for warmth and comfort, and also massages with them to nourish the soft tissues and sedate the nervous system. You’ll find your stresses and tensions melt away, leaving you refreshed and renewed.
Pre-natal massage is good for relieving muscle tension, joint aches, and fatigue brought on by changes in the body that pregnancy can create. It can be performed throughout the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. Massage is generally safe for the expectant mom and baby, but if you have any concerns please check with your physician or licensed midwife, especially if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Women in their first trimester must have a note from their doctor permitting massage.
Cupping uses suction and negative pressure with a massage cup to create a warming, lifting sensation where the cups are placed. Most experience a state of deep relaxation during and after a cupping treatment. Cupping can help break down scar tissue and release trigger points and soft tissue adhesions. Note: This technique may leave temporary “suction” marks on the body. These are not bruises and are not painful to the touch.
*This technique can be incorporated into any massage with a therapist certified in cupping.
Raindrop massage is a detoxifying, profoundly relaxing treatment for the whole body. This special technique combines traditional massage, heat therapy, and 9 different essential oils to provide a relaxing, detoxifying full body treatment. Raindrop promotes rejuvenation, relief from pain and discomfort, and balance of mind and body.
A Bellanina massage is the most luxurious, safe, and effective method of treating the problem of sagging, aging skin without surgery. Facelift Massage is a healthy, effective, and less expensive alternative to injections or cosmetic surgery. Facelift Massage is a firming, lifting, contouring treatment that restores the skin’s radiance while it tones the muscles. It penetrates the deeper layers of the facial skin and the underlying muscles. Uplifting massage for the face and neck has shown to combat the signs of aging sun damage and dramatically improve the skin’s appearance. Purchase four and get the fifth massage half off with a Facelift Massage punch card.
Sinus Relief Massage
Sinus massage is a 30-minute treatment consisting of sinus-specific massage to the face, head, and neck. We combine hot and cold therapy with essential eucalyptus oil to help unplug sinuses, encourage drainage, and relieve sinus pain and pressure.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage can be used to help the athlete reach optimal performance through injury-free training, enhancing the body’s recovery process, reducing the risk of injury, and effectively manage acute and chronic injuries. Techniques used may include deep tissue, relaxation, passive/active stretching, and myofascial work depending on the individual’s needs. It is recommended that anyone with an active lifestyle get regular massage to help keep their body in good working order.
Infant massage is a 45-minute session with a Certified Newborn Infant Massage Instructor where parents learn the benefits of massage, when not to massage, and what different cries mean. Parents will also learn how to tell when the baby is becoming overwhelmed by watching for time out signals, how to comfort the baby, and 13–15 different massage strokes that promote parasympathetic nervous system functioning including deeper sleep, digestion, absorption, elimination, healing, growth, and development.
Thai massage is 60- or 90-minutes of deep stretching for greater movement and relaxation. Often dubbed the “Lazy man’s yoga,” this gentle technique is received on a comfortable floor mat with clothes on, and incorporates passive stretching, acupressure, deep breathing and reflex work.
|Sports Massage Therapy||$35.00||–||$65.00||$95.00|
|Massage Cupping||Incorporate into above treatments at no cost.|
|Hot Stone Massage||–||–||–||$110.00|
|Bellanina® Facelift Massage||–||–||$80.00||–|
|Sinus Relief Massage||$45.00||–||–||–||Infant Massage||–||$50.00||–||–|
Hours available 7 days a week.
What is the next step?
Call 356-6543 or visit Mettler Center to schedule an appointment.