massage therapy

overview

Massage therapy, which is the manipulation of muscles and tissues, is used to boost health and well-being. There are a variety of massage types, from Swedish to sports, but the idea behind each is simple: Human touch is an essential part of good health. 

At Aurora, all massages involve a licensed therapist manipulating your body’s soft tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin), using varying degrees of pressure, movements and strokes based on your individual needs. Many people report a variety of benefits from massage, including pain relief, relaxation and improved focus. 

what to expect

Massage therapy is available for visitors, the general public and patients in their hospital rooms (or specific units). Massage therapies available include:

  • Swedish massage: Uses long gliding strokes, kneading and friction (rubbing) techniques on the top layers of muscle to promote relaxation.
  • Sports massage: A vigorous massage of the muscles commonly used during athletic activities.
  • Prenatal massage: For pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy, this involves careful massage of the neck, shoulders, back, hips and legs to help relieve pregnancy-related aches and pains.
  • Geriatric massage: Good for older adults to ease the discomforts that come with aging, this includes a series of strokes and compressions. 
  • Neuromuscular therapy: Finger pressure is placed on trigger points (painful, irritated areas) to break the cycle of spasm or pain. Good for all ages.
  • Specialty massage: Massage therapists offer specialized forms of massage for people living with medical conditions, or for pain-relieving (palliative) care. Learn more about massage and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Craniosacral therapy: Uses a light touch on the skull, face, spine and hips. Good for all ages.
  • Infant and child massage: Parents can take a class at various Aurora facilities to learn how to give infants and young children a massage. The technique involves gentle gliding strokes, first away from and then toward the heart. It’s designed to promote calm and strengthen the parent-baby bond.  
  • On-site massage: This is a brief (10- to 15-minute), fully-clothed, seated massage of the back, arms, neck, hands and head. You’ll find this type of massage at places like office buildings, airports, shopping malls and health fairs.
  • Massage for people living with cancer: Whether recently diagnosed, going through treatment or in recovery, cancer patients have unique needs. Find more information on massage for people living with cancer.
You can also give a massage as a gift to show someone you care about their well-being. You can buy a massage-therapy gift certificate where massage services are provided. Cost depends on the length of the massage:

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 that offer this service

Brown County

Aurora BayCare Medical Center
2845 Greenbriar Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 288-8000

Manitowoc

Aurora Health Center
5300 Memorial Dr.
Two Rivers, WI 54241
(920) 793-7300

Marinette

Aurora Medical Center
4061 Old Peshtigo Rd.
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 732-8000

Marinette Menomonee Clinic
3130 Shore Dr.
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-7421

Milwaukee

Aurora Center for Wellbeing at Aurora Wiselives Center
8320 W. Bluemound Rd.
Suite 125 A
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 302-3800

Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St.
4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 219-2000

Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 328-6000

Aurora Women's Pavilion
8901 W.Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 978-3000

Lakeshore Medical Building
2000 East Layton Ave.
Suite 160
St. Francis, WI 53235
(414) 747-8400
Ozaukee

Aurora Medical Center in Grafton
975 Port Washington Rd.
Grafton, WI 53024
(262) 329-1080

Racine

Aurora Wellness Center
300 McCanna Pkwy.
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 767-7000

Sheboygan

Aurora Health Center
2600 Kiley Way
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 449-7000

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
2629 N. 7th St.
Sheboygan, WI 53083
(920) 451-5000

Washington

Aurora Health Center
1640 E. Sumner St.
Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 670-4300
Waukesha

Aurora Health Center
W231 N1440 Corporate Ct.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 896-6000

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
855 N. Westhaven Dr.
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 456-6000

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