Massage Therapy

At Aurora Health Care, we understand that human touch is an essential part of health and well-being. Massage therapy has been used for years to help improve a person's health and well-being, through the manipulation of muscles and tissues in the body. Our licensed massage therapists offer a variety of massage types – from Swedish to sports – to help improve the health of a wide range of patients.

Find locations and appointments with one of our licensed massage therapists.

Types of Massage Therapy at Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care offers massage therapy to patients, visitors and the public in a variety of health care settings, including clinics and hospitals. Inpatient massage is available to patients in their hospital rooms in select units.

During your massage, a licensed massage therapist will manipulate your body's soft tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin). The massage therapist will use varying degrees of pressure, movement and strokes, based on your individual needs.

Aurora's massage therapists are highly trained and have experience providing care to many different patient populations, including expectant mothers, athletes and the elderly, as well as those living with cancer and neurological conditions. They offer a variety of massage techniques to best fit your individual needs and health requirements:

  • Swedish massage – For all patients. Uses a system of long gliding strokes, kneading and friction (rubbing) techniques on the top layers of muscle to promote relaxation.
  • Sports massage – For athletic patients. A vigorous massage of the muscles commonly used during athletic activities.
  • Prenatal massage – For women in all stages of pregnancy. Careful movements are focused on the neck, shoulders, back, hips and legs to help relieve aches and pains commonly associated with pregnancy.
  • Geriatric massage – For older adults. A sequence of strokes and compressions to offer comfort and help ease the discomforts that often come with age.
  • Neuromuscular therapy – For all ages. Applies finger pressure to "trigger points" (painful, irritated areas in muscle) in order to break the cycle of spasm or pain.
  • Specialty massage – For those living with a defined medical condition or seeking palliative care. Learn more about massage and parkinson's disease (PDF).
  • Craniosacral therapy – For all ages. Light touches are applied to the patient's skull, face, spine and hips.
  • Infant and child massage – For infants and young children, usually given by a parent. Gliding strokes first away and then toward the heart to enhance the person's well-being and improve the bond between child and parent. Classes are held at Aurora facilities. Check our calendar of events for dates and times.
  • 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.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy may help with a variety of physical ailments. It can help ease muscle spasms and tension, improve circulation, and decrease swelling and impaired joint mobility. Your doctor may recommend massage therapy to help with chronic pain, injuries from overuse, stress reduction and overall wellness.

In addition, massage therapy may provide mental and emotional benefits. It may help reduce stress, anxiety and pain, and release endorphins (your body's natural painkillers). Massage therapy has also been shown to improve focus and concentration, calm the mind, and stimulate the immune system.

Massage for People Living with Cancer

People living with cancer, whether they are recently diagnosed, going through treatment or in recovery, have unique needs. All of our massage therapists have received special training to provide thoughtful, compassionate and knowledgeable care to those coping with all stages of cancer. Find more information on massage for people living with cancer

Give the Gift of Massage

Giving the gift of massage is a thoughtful way to show someone that you care about their well-being. Massage therapy gift certificates are available where massage services are provided.

Fee Schedule*

30 minutes – $37
45 minutes – $53
60 minutes – $69
75 minutes – $84
90 minutes – $100

* Fees may vary by geographic location and are subject to change without notification.

Locations/Contact Us

Brown | Manitowoc | MarinetteMilwaukee | Ozaukee | RacineSheboygan | Washington | Waukesha | Winnebago

Brown County
Aurora BayCare Medical Center
2845 Greenbriar Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 288-4700
Manitowoc
Aurora Health Center
5000 Memorial Dr.
Two Rivers, WI 54220
(920) 793-6522
Marinette
Aurora Medical Center
4061 Old Peshtigo Rd.
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 732-8000
Marinette Menomonee Clinic
3130 Shore Dr.
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-4602
Milwaukee
Aurora Center for Well Being at Aurora Wiselives Center
8320 West Bluemound Rd., Suite 125 A
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 302-3800
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
Aurora Rehabilitation Center - Easy Street
945 N. 12th St., 4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 219-5241
Inpatient and Outpatient Massage Therapy Available
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
Inpatient Massage Therapy - Rehabilitation
(414) 328-6630
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 978-3000
Aurora Women's Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W.Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 978-3000
Lakeshore Medical Building
Aurora Rehabilitation Center - Airport
2000 East Layton Ave., Suite 160
St. Francis, WI 53235
(414) 747-8400
Ozaukee
Aurora Medical Center in Grafton
Aurora Sports Medicine Institute
975 Port Washington Rd.
Grafton, WI 53024
(262) 329-2700
Racine
Aurora Wellness Center
300 McCanna Pkwy.
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 767-7000
Sheboygan
Aurora Health Center
2600 Kiley Way
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 449-7290
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
2629 N. 7th St.
Sheboygan, WI 53083
(920) 451-5000
Washington
Aurora Health Center
Aurora Rehabilitation Center
1640 E. Sumner St.
Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 670-4300
Waukesha
Aurora Health Center
W231 N1440 Corporate Ct., POD 3
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 896-6065
Aurora Health Center
16985 W. Bluemound Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 641-8400
Aurora Medical Center - Summit
36500 Aurora Dr.
Summit, WI 53066
(262) 434-1000
Winnebago
Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh
Rehabilitation Service - Massage Therapy
855 N. Westhaven Dr.
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 456-7100