Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage is no longer considered a luxury—it is now recognized as a powerful therapeutic tool. Studies have shown that the benefits of massage therapy include easing pain, relieving aching joints and muscles, improving range of motion, increasing blood circulation and lymph flow, decreasing anxiety and tension, facilitating recovery from injuries, and even reducing blood pressure and heart rate. In fact, many health insurance plans now cover prescribed massage therapy.

At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we offer several therapeutic massage treatments, with each session tailored to meet your individual health and wellness needs. While massage alone confers a number of health benefits, it’s even more effective when combined with our other innovative therapies.

How Massage Therapy Can Benefit You

The experienced massage therapists at Whitaker Wellness have extensive training in a wide variety of therapeutic interventions and styles of massage. They include classic Swedish massage; the more intense and invigorating deep tissue massagesports massage aimed at keeping the body in peak condition, speeding healing, and improving performance; lymphatic massage, which focuses on enhancing the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body; and pregnancy massage.

We also offer Russian massage. Massage therapists are highly respected medical professionals in Russia, and most hospitals there have large massage departments. This specialized therapy combines the benefits of other types of massage and is designed to treat acute and chronic health problems, reverse muscle atrophy, and stimulate tissue repair. It also boosts circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, improves mobility, and eases physical and mental stress. Because of its soothing, low-impact motions, Russian massage is considered especially suitable for older patients.

Patients who undergo massage therapy at the Whitaker Wellness Institute often participate in our Back to Health Program so they can take advantage of our other innovative therapies as well. These treatments work synergistically to help patients reduce or eliminate their reliance on prescription drugs and return to a state of vitality and wellness.

What Conditions Benefit?

Though massage is most often used to decrease stress and relieve tension, its benefits are widespread and can be utilized in any condition in which you experience muscular aches, poor circulation, or pain. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Acute pain
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Neuropathy
  • Migraines
  • Poor circulation
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Sciatica
  • Stress
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Sports injuries
  • Tension

Our Patient Success Stories

Click the link below to read about how treatment with therapeutic massage at the Whitaker Wellness Instituted helped other people just like you get back on the road to health.

Additional Articles on Massage Therapy

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One-Stop Shop for Wellness

Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”

To get started and find out how you can experience the many benefits of massage therapy to help restore your health and vitality and feel better than you have in years, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (866) 944-8253.


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