Massage is the manual manipulation of soft tissues of the body. It's one of the oldest healing arts and has been used for thousands of years in many cultures to heal, soothe and relieve pain. It provides increased circulation, rids the body of harmful toxins, boosts the immune system, soothes aching muscles, reduces pain, and decreases stress and swelling.
Massage therapy is offered in the Center for Women's Health in La Crosse. More medical centers, hospitals and clinics are seeing an increasing demand for massage therapy and are offering massage as part of their services.
Benefits of massage
Anyone can benefit from massage therapy, but benefits are especially noted for patients experiencing fibromyalgia, headaches, back and neck pain, any chronic pain, discomfort from pregnancy and labor, arthritis, PMS, depression and anxiety, and as part of cancer care.
These types of massage are available:
Deep tissue therapy
Trigger point release
Therapists are well-trained professionals who have met high educational standards. Our therapists are Wisconsin-certified and are skilled in a variety of massage techniques, including specialized certification in massage for pregnancy, infants and cancer.