Medical massage is measurable and outcome-based therapy that is generally more focused and detailed to help address specific diagnoses or symptoms. A variety of modalities are used to help relieve such symptoms as numbness and tingling, burning, inflammation, tightness, pain, limited range of motion, limited circulation and fluid retention, while also maintaining to look at the body as a whole. Postural assessment and imbalances are noted, along with muscle inhibitions (weaknesses) or facilitation (tightness). Manual techniques applied are used according to each client's individual needs and toleration. These may include but not limited to:
*Please note that Essential
Medical Massage does not specialize in 'relaxation' or full body massage. However, the
therapist will address areas of the body as needed to resolve more
30 min: $45 60 min: $80 90 min: $115 120 min: $160
Oncology massage may be performed throughout an individual's treatment and
beyond, according to physician's recommendation and approval. This
therapy can play a vital role in relieving common side effects of
chemotherapy and radiation treatments. During an immensely stressful time in one's life, the patient and their family members can look forward to therapy that feels good with positive memories. Everyone deserves the opportunity to feel like a
nurtured individual and not just a medical patient! The goal of every session is to provide an increase in overall comfort
while he or she may be undergoing more invasive treatments. Massage and nurturing touch for persons with cancer (or recently undergone cancer therapy) can help relieve pain, nausea, fatigue while helping to boost immunity. *Please see my Cancer Care page for more information.
60-90 minutes: $80-115.
A doctor's release for therapy is required.
Home visits may be available. Please call for more information.
Pediatric Massage (ages 2-17)
This session typically lasts 30-45 minutes depending on age and developmental level. The therapist may use
a combination of nurturing touch, acupressure, and gentle manual
techniques while care is given to maintain appropriate language and
descriptions for each child's age level, developmental level, and health
needs. The massage may be
done either on a padded massage table, or on the floor with plenty of pillows
for support. Pediatric massage has many proven benefits that can help any child or teen. Your child will love it and thank you for it!*Please visit my Pediatric Massage page for more information.
30-45 min massage for children 2-12: $35
30-60 min massage for children 13-17: $35-$80
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
A gentle, non-invasive technique that is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the
lymph from the tissue spaces. MLD uses a specific
amount of pressure to gently
stretch the skin, while torque is applied with rhythmic circular movements. This modality assists the cutaneous lymphatics in picking up
and removing not just fluids, but all the waste products,
protein particles and debris from our system.
-Enhance surgical recovery - Facilitate fluid drainage (as with edema)
-Headaches - Scar tissue regeneration - Chronic fatigue - Sinusitis -Arthritis -Cancer Recovery
45 min (includes Torso + Upper or Lower Extremities): $65