Massage therapy is treatment that uses touch to loosen and heal the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Massage therapists use different degrees of pressure and types of movements based on your individual needs.
Massage therapy can address health issues that include:
Types of massage therapy available at Aurora include:
Doctors and physical therapists recommend massage therapy for a variety of conditions, including:
* Aurora’s state-licensed massage therapists complete thorough training to understand the side effects of cancer and how to modify massage based on the needs of each patient. Therapy is offered free of charge to patients during their appointments at Aurora Cancer Care locations.
Massage therapy is available to the public as well as through doctor referrals. People come to Aurora for massage therapy because we offer:
Before your massage, your massage therapist will ask you about specific areas of pain in your body. He or she may also ask about any injuries or areas you wish to avoid during your massage.
Your massage therapist will then leave the room so you can undress. Some people choose to leave their underwear on. You’ll also have a towel or robe to wear for your privacy.
During your massage, you’ll lie face down on a padded table with an opening for your face. Your massage therapist will use strategically placed sheets or towels to uncover individual areas of your body while working on them. You should let your massage therapist know if the pressure is too much or causes pain.
The massage will last from 30 to 90 minutes, with cost** depending on the length of your massage. Sometimes, insurance may cover massage costs if a doctor prescribes massage therapy as part of your treatment.
You may feel a little soreness for a day or so after your massage. Most experts recommend drinking plenty of water after to help flush out substances that were released from your muscles and tissues.
** Massage therapy is offered free of charge to patients during their appointments at Aurora Cancer Care locations.
Call the location nearest you for pricing information on massage therapy sessions.
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