Massage Therapy

Soothing ReliefA Winchester Massage Therapist is helping a patient with stress in the neck

Winchester Hospital offers massage therapy provided by licensed Winchester Hospital massage therapists as part of our integrative therapies program.

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 Friday at the Center for Healthy Living located at: 200 Unicorn Park Dr., Suite 401, Woburn, MA.

Massage therapy is safe and effective and provides relief from the following:
  • Arthritis 
  • Cancer
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tendonitis/bursitis 
  • Back pain 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Stress 
  • Fatigue 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Insomnia 
  • And many other conditions

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.

  • 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.

The fee for massage is $45 for 30 minutes, $80 for an hour and $120 for 90 minutes. Prepayment required with MC/Visa only. Discount packages are available. Gratuity is not accepted. Winchester Hospital does not bill insurance for massage therapy. As some insurances do cover this service, we are able to provide you with the needed documentation to submit a claim yourself. Mount Vernon House in Winchester offers grant funding to support residents of Winchester age 65 and older who wish to have massage therapy. Please call the Center for Health Living at 781-756-4700 for more information on grant funding.

What to Expect

You should arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to check-in. You will be asked health screening questions upon confirmation of your appointment. Please wear a mask. You will be given a new mask and asked to practice hand hygiene when you arrive. 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. A provider's order and prepayment on Visa or Mastercard is required. Insurance is not accepted. If you are interested in receiving an inpatient massage, please contact the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) for more information and pricing at 781-756-4700. Please have the nurse contact CHL once a provider's order has been issued. All massage therapists are employees of Winchester Hospital.

Winchester staff member with a patient during a physical rehabilitation session

Rehabilitation Services

Winchester Hospital offers a variety of rehabilitation services – including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy – to help you get back to your normal routine.

Winchester doctor is discussing a procedure with a patient

Pain Management Center

The skilled and caring staff at Winchester Hospital's Pain Management Center helps hundreds of patients each year reduce and cope with chronic pain so that they can lead more active and productive lives.