Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Services at Shamokin Dam Health Center

We offer many types of soothing treatments, each one suited to a specific need or preference. Our licensed therapists are highly skilled in formulating a treatment that will address your particular concerns. They will leave you feeling relaxed and stress free.

 

Swedish Massage             Hot Stone Massage
Deep Tissue Massage      Sports Massage
Reflexology                       Therapeutic Massage for Cancer Patients
Prenatal Massage             Therapeutic Massage for Injury Treatment

What To Expect During Your Massage Therapy Session

Your massage therapy session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Although no two massages are exactly alike; since the body is always in a state of flux and what you may need/want to address in one session, may not be relevant in another, you may request a certain technique and/or modality. Most massage and bodywork sessions are traditionally performed with the client unclothed (the massage practitioner leaves the room so you may undress in privacy); however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. Nonetheless, you will remain properly draped during the massage session (i.e., underneath a set of sheets and perhaps a blanket, too for extra warmth).

A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched inappropriately (i.e., on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female). A light oil and/or massage cream may be used to permit muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. In a general Swedish Massage, the session may start with broad flowing strokes which will help calm the nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure may gradually be increased to relax specific areas and to relieve muscular tension. You should communicate to the therapist immediately if you feel any discomfort or pain. Although we offer 30, 60 and 90-minute sessions, many people prefer the longer sessions for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the massage session. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water following your massage. After a massage, most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After the initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

Under certain medical conditions, massage may not be advised, for example when a fever is present, indicating an infection. If a massage could be potentially harmful to a client’s condition, the massage therapist has the right to decline to do the massage.

Scheduling Your Massage Therapy Appointment

Please arrive 15 minutes before appointment time, arriving late can throw off our schedule. If you do arrive late, we will conduct as much of the session as possible, charging for the amount of time
originally booked.

Standard Massage Rates
30 minutes……$45       60 minutes……$65        90 minutes……$85
Hot Stone Massage Rates
60 minutes……$80       90 minutes……$100

Chair Massage
This type of session is great for a “quick fix” to relax and renew.
Chair Massage rates:  $1 per minute with a 15 minute minimum

Available Hours
Monday……1p.m.- 9p.m.            Tuesday……10a.m.-6p.m.
Wednesday……9a.m. – 4p.m.    Thursday……1p.m. – 9p.m.

Forms of Payment Accepted
Cash, checks or credit/debit cards are accepted. Gift Certificates are available in any amount for all massage services. We do not handle insurance forms for massage therapy, but will be glad to give you a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.