Aspirus VNA Home Health

Massage Therapy

Massage is the intentional and systematic manipulation of soft tissues of the body in order to promote health and healing.  Various techniques exist and may include stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body.  The use of oils, lotions and creams may also be included to reduce friction on the skin.

Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy can be a powerful ally in maintaining your health.  Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch – which range from relieving tension to treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries. Benefits, include:

  • Alleviate low back pain.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.
  • Reduce blood pressure.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
  • Improve concentration and mental clarity.
  • Increase joint flexibility and range of motion.
  • Improve posture.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce muscular tension, spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles.
  • Enhance sleep quality.
  • Release endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Massage Techniques

Swedish Massage
Muscle Release Technique
Deep Tissue Massage
Chair Massage
Prenatal/Post-Partum Massage
Cancer Massage

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my massage take place?
Who will perform my massage?
Must I undress?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
Will lubricant be used?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?