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.

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