Massage therapy in Sheboygan
Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing fields in health care. Massage therapists can improve a person's health and well-being through the manipulation of muscles and tissues in the body. Sessions at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center range from 30 to 90 minutes. Gift certificates are available.
Call (920) 451-5550 to schedule an appointment.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What are the potential benefits of massage therapy?
- Improves circulation
- Relieves muscle tension
- Stimulates the immune system
- Relieves chronic pain
- Improves range of motion
- Improves focus and concentration
- Calms the mind
- Creates a relaxed state of alertness
- Satisfies the need for caring touch
- Enhances self image
- Reduces anxiety levels
- Allows greater expression of feelings
How many massage techniques are there?
Many techniques have been developed around the world. The benefit of many techniques is that therapists can better address the many conditions of their patients. A licensed massage therapist at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center is available to perform the following types of massage:
- Swedish massage – uses a system of long gliding strokes, kneading and friction (rubbing) techniques on the top layers of muscle to promote relaxation.
- Shiatsu massage – uses applied pressure of the thumbs and gentle stretches. Oriental medical tradition claims that it will stimulate the body's vital energy flow.
- Reflexology – uses firm pressure on specific points in the hands and feet. In some healing traditions, reflexology is believed to affect other organs in the body, but this has not been proven.
- On-site massage – 10-15 minute seated massage; client remains fully clothed; therapist focuses on the back, arms, hands, neck and head. On-site massage is offered in a variety of places such as office buildings, airports, shopping malls and health fairs.
- Lymphatic massage – uses light-pressured movements directed towards the heart and lymphatic ducts; directs the lymphatic flow throughout the body. It is sometimes used for edema (swelling).
- Neuromuscular therapy – applies finger pressure to "trigger points" (painful, irritated areas in muscle) in order to break the cycle of spasm or pain.
Massage for special populations
- Sports massage – is a vigorous massage of the muscles being used in athletic activity.
- Prenatal massage – is carefully done for women in all stages of pregnancy; movements are focused on the back, buttocks and legs to help relieve stress and aches associated with pregnancy.
- Geriatric massage – applies a sequence of strokes and compressions on an older adult to offer comfort and help ease the discomforts that often come with age.