Clinical massage therapy is a treatment which improves blood supply and nutrients to muscles by increasing circulation in the body. A growing body of research proves that clinical massage therapy is an effective, non-pharmacological form of pain relief.
Our clinical massage therapists are licensed and trained to tailor their treatment sessions for wellness and medically based populations. Discover the various techniques that Galter LifeCenter offers:
- Trigger Point/Neuromuscular: Examines and treats muscles and muscle attachments in layers. It addresses surface muscles, deeper ligaments and connective tissues.
- Sports/Deep Tissue: Releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
- Scar Massage: Focuses on scar tissue release and fascial restrictions. This is very effective for post-surgical health conditions.
- Postural Assessment/Posture Program: This assessment examines your postural deviations and muscular skeletal imbalances with clinical massage therapy treatment recommendations utilizing a posture grid.
- Myofascial Release: Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial (or connective tissue) restrictions to eliminate holding and bracing patterns, decrease pain and restore range of motion.
- Swedish Massage: Is one of the most popular types of wellness massage techniques. It is designed to relieve stress and tension by incorporating long gliding strokes and muscle kneading.
- Thai Massage: Is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines. These movements help to adjust the skeletal structure, increase flexibility, relieve muscular/joint tension, stimulate internal organs and balance the body's energy system. Muscle compression, joint mobilization and acupressure are also used during treatment.
- Zen Shiatsu: Japanese bodywork that works with meridians/pathways in the body that channel the qi or life force energy. Stagnation can manifest in physical, psychological or emotional imbalances. This treats the whole meridian system through pressure and stretching. Clients wear loose clothing and treatment can be given on a floor mat or table.
- Pre/Postnatal: Addresses the needs of expectant and new mothers. Relieves lower back pain, encourages comfortable sleep and balances hormones by promoting increased circulation during this special time.
- Infant Massage: Has the ability to help babies sleep better, boost their immune system, gain weight properly, decrease pain associated with colic and digestion and so much more.
Uses for Clinical Massage Therapy
- Promotes a relaxation response in the muscles and central nervous system.
- Treats chronic back pain and tension.
- Stimulates the brain to produce endorphins.
- Decreases muscular tightness.
- Releases toxins from the body.
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Clinical massage therapy Pricing
|# of sessions
|1.5 hour or initial assessment
|Package of 4 sessions
Prices subject to change.
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We can also schedule your massage offsite. Just contact us to set it up!
To schedule your initial massage evaluation/session contact Heather Alfrejd, integrative therapy manager, at 773-878-9936, ext. 7723, or email GLCPrograms@swedishcovenant.org.