What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage is a natural means to promote healthy body functioning and to enhance the body’s own restorative powers. It’s as beneficial for the athlete looking to improve performance and prevent injury as it is to the person working to rehabilitate an injury. Massage can also be beneficial for anyone affected by arthritis, chronic pain, stress, fibromyalgia, headaches, or muscle strain.
The Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Combats negative effects of aging
- Improves blood and lymph circulation
- Relieves muscle tension
- Improves joint mobility/ﬂexibility
- Encourages general relaxation
- Reduces the effects of stress
- Decreases anxiety
- Improves immune system functioning
- Decreases pain
What Can I Expect During The Massage?
Do I need to undress?
For your own comfort, you may choose what amount of clothing you wear. Many people prefer to wear their undergarments during a massage. With some forms of massage, such as a seated or “chair massage,” you remain fully clothed.
How will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being treated will be uncovered.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
You and your massage therapist will discuss the plan and goals for your session, and this will determine the areas requiring work. Typically a full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, neck and shoulders. You may also choose to receive a partial-body massage.
Who will perform the massage?
Our massage therapists are employed by IU Health Bloomington Hospital, have had formalized training at nationally-recognized schools, and are certified with the state of Indiana.
A physician’s written approval is generally not required unless an active disease process exists. Our massage therapists can help you make that decision.
Payment is due at the time of service. We do not submit to third-party payors, such as an insurance company.
Gift certificates are available for purchase.
What does it cost?
Contact us for current rates. IU Health employees and Senior Plus participants receive a 10% discount.
This program is available at our East location only.
To schedule an appointment call 812.353.3278.