Massage Therapy: Promote Health and Healingmassagetherapyweb

Massage therapy is one of the oldest of the healing arts. During a treatment, the physical manipulation of soft tissue structures in the body helps to relieve pain and physical discomfort.

You will receive a personalized massage treatment from one of our highly experienced massage therapists that combines the techniques best suited to address your needs. Some of the styles we offer are: Swedish, Esalen, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Pre-Natal, Acupressure, Shiatsu,  Myofascial Release, Orthobionomy, Reflexology, and Craniosacral Therapy.

How massage therapy can help you:

Massage therapy can reduce stress responses and promote relaxation. In addition, it can help you achieve a sense of well-being and has specific benefits for:

  • Stress management;
  • Pain and physical discomfort, including perioperative pain;
  • Oncology-related issues;
  • Mobility issues and muscle tension;
  • Fibromyalgia;
  • Inflammation;
  • Anxiety and depression;
  • Neurological issues;
  • Immune function; and
  • Enhanced body awareness.

Marcia Degelman and Paula Koepke present “Massage Therapy and Bodywork, A-Z.”

What the research is showing:

Research has found that massage therapy may result in positive physical and psychological benefits for people with many medical conditions.

Studies indicate that massage therapy is effective for anxiety and stress, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, musculoskeletal disorders, neonatal care, pregnancy, and sleep disorders, among other issues. Studies have also shown that massage therapy may result in a decrease in circulating stress hormones. The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork has an online database of massage therapy research outcomes.

Our Certified Massage Therapists are:


$100 / one hour


The Osher Center is not contracted with insurance companies for massage therapy.  Following the visit, we will provide you with documentation if you wish to seek reimbursement from your health insurer.


Please visit our Appointments page to schedule a visit.

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