Winchester Hospital offers massage therapy provided by licensed massage therapists as part of our integrative therapies program. Mount Vernon House in Winchester offers grant funding to support residents of Winchester age 68 and older who wish to have massage therapy.
Massage therapy provides an alternative method to help relieve muscle discomfort and tension. Winchester Hospital's massage therapy is available as an outpatient service and is also offered to patients staying overnight at the hospital. Massage therapists are available for one-hour and half-hour appointments Monday through Saturday.
In addition to standard massage services, we also offer a hot stone massage treatment. Enjoy a healing session with one of our experienced therapists.
Massage therapy is safe and effective and provides relief from the following:
Our massage therapists have also been specially trained in massage for pregnant women and patients with cancer. To make an appointment or to learn more, contact The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4700. Gift certificates are available.
Types of Massage
Swedish massage: A classic European technique combining long, firm, kneading strokes and small circles. It is used to provide relief from muscle pain and tension. It improves circulation and increases flexibility.
Deep tissue and trigger point massage: Slow strokes and more direct pressure are used to relieve chronic muscle tension. Bands of painful rigid tissue form adhesions that can block circulation, cause pain and limited movement and inflammation. Deep tissue massage helps to break down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore movement.
Prenatal massage: Gentle strokes are used to meet the unique needs of pregnant women. A prenatal massage helps to decrease mental and physical fatigue. It also helps to promote better function of muscles, joints, circulation and overall body tone.
Sports massage: Focuses on muscles relevant to the individual’s sport to enhance endurance, lessen chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from the activity.
Hot stone massage: Gentle strokes are used while holding heated stones. These heated stones may also be left at specific points along your spine, palms of your hand and between toes to improve energy flow. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles while improving circulation and calming the nervous system.
Reflexology: Practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands based on a system of zones and reflex areas that will effect a physical change in the body.
We do not bill insurance. The service is cash, check or credit card. The fee for massage is $40 for 30 minutes, $65 for an hour and $105 for 90 minutes. We do not accept tips.
What to Expect
You should arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to check-in. Your massage therapist will greet you and show you to one of our relaxing treatment rooms. There your therapist will review your health intake form and ask questions so that your session can be tailored to your individual needs and concerns in the time provided.
The massage therapist will explain what the session will entail and then will leave the room so you may get undressed to your comfort level. When you are ready you may lie on the massage table with a sheet to cover you. Your therapist will enter the room again to begin your treatment. Relaxing music is played and lighting is soft.
Only the area of the body being worked on will be exposed from the draping. Your therapist will communicate with you during your session to make sure you are comfortable with the treatment.
Inpatient Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is available to inpatients at Winchester Hospital. This service is provided for patients who would like this care and for whom it is clinically appropriate. Massage is available with the physician's approval. All massage therapists are employees of Winchester Hospital.
To schedule an appointment for an inpatient massage, please contact The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4700.The charge for this service is payable by cash, check or credit card. The price for inpatient massage is $90 for an hour.
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