Clinical Massage Therapy

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. Each session is customized to the needs, concerns and health status of the individual and will typically include multiple modalities in each session. Your therapist may find it appropriate to perform additional therapies to the ones listed below. Prior to doing so, your therapist will explain the technique and get your permission before proceeding. Discover the various techniques we offer:

  • 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. See personal training. 
  • Myofascial Release: This is an 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: 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: 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. Clients wear loose clothing and treatment can be given on a floor mat or table.
  • 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.
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle form of massage that works to encourage the natural functions of the lymphatic system. Through specific, researched techniques, with well documented results, Manual Lymphatic Drainage can decrease swelling, improve the immune system, and speed recovery from injuries and surgeries. It can also help with lymphedema. 
  • 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.
  • Reflexology: A technique where pressure is applied to reflex areas on the feet and hands that correspond to all body parts. This technique stimulates the body's potential to heal itself, which can particularly benefit individuals with mild health concerns, severe concerns and degenerative health conditions. During a session, you often experience a release of stress, improved circulation and improved nerve impulses. 

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  • 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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# of sessions Member   Nonmember  
Half hour $55 $60
One hour $75 $85
1.5 hour or initial assessment    $99 $115
Package of 4 - 60 minute sessions  $270 $310

Prices subject to change.

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To schedule a massage please call the Courtesy Desk at 773-878-9936, ext. 5660. For more information about clinical massage therapy email

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