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The Benefits of Massage Therapy
The art of massage therapy dates all the way back to 3000 BC.
Throughout the years it has evolved into many forms and over that time,
massage therapists have acquired many different modalities which help cater
to individual’s specific needs. Swedish, Orthopedic, Reflexology, Reiki and
Sports Therapy are just a few of the treatment options massage therapists can
utilize to create a one of a kind beneficial experience for you.
Orthopedic massage is unique from other types of therapy in that it focuses on
the major problem areas of the client’s body. If you have had recent surgery and
want to improve your range of motion, or if you have shoulder or back problems
from sitting at your desk too long, or if you strained your back playing golf last
weekend, this form of massage would be perfect for you! In a typical orthopedic
Ashley Garrison session, the therapist would talk over your health history and help evaluate what
Certified Massage Therapist action should be taken in that appointment. Once everything was discussed the
therapist would then spend the allotted time working on those specific muscle
groups. After your session, the therapist could recommend a treatment program
for you such as a series of massage appointments, or stretches and exercises
that can be done to help the affected area.
Many people believe that massage therapy is a luxury, and in today’s economy, who has the resources to
spend extra dollars on a luxury? The points below emphasize the important benefits of orthopedic massage (as
well as the other forms of massage therapy) − critical health benefits that are not a luxury, but a NECESSITY.
Yes, massage helps you to feel relaxed, but did you know about all of the other amazing benefits it has to offer?
Research on massage has been ongoing for over 120 years and continues to show how beneficial this therapy
• Reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure
• Increases blood circulation and lymph flow
• Relaxes sore/stiff muscles as well as stimulates weak and inactive muscles
• Improves range of motion and joint flexibility
• Increases endorphins and helps to relieve stress
• Enhances the nourishment of the skin
• Improves posture
• Strengthens the immune system
• Treats musculoskeletal problems
• Aids in rehabilitation after an injury and post operative
The U-Club Spa experience is known for its luxurious locker lounge with whirlpool, steam room, and sauna --
and its fabulous massages. Have our highly trained and certified massage therapists release every bit of
stress from your muscles. Our therapists can coordinate your wellness care with our personal trainers or
your medical care professionals to give you the best possible outcome.
If orthopedic massage or any other type of massage therapy sound likes something that would benefit you,
please call the U-Club Fitness Center and Spa at 353-5113 to schedule your appointment today!!!
Therapeutic Bodywork: Traditional Massage:
Orthopedic Massage Swedish Massage
The best of both relaxation and results. This massage helps A relaxation standard. This traditional-style European body
improve soft tissue problems, such as shoulder, neck, and back massage promotes relaxation, stimulates circulation, and
pain, as well as sinus headaches, migraines, tendonitis, and tight relieves tension. 60 minutes: $60/$69* 90 minutes: $88/$99*
muscles. 60 minutes: $66/$76* 90 minutes: $92/$106* Express Massage: 30 minutes: $40/$46* * non-member
The Spa at the University Club
Telephone − 517-353-5113 • Email − firstname.lastname@example.org