Massage Therapy Services

Massage Therapy is a great way to enhance your health. Massage can help with many of today's common ailments, such as:

  • Reducing Stress & Renewing Energy
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy & Labor

Reducing Stress & Renewing Energy

Massage is one of the best known remedies for stress. Relieving stress gives you more energy. It improves the quality of restful sleep, giving your body a chance to repair and restore your energy levels. Massage increases circulation, clearing out accumulated stress hormones and waste products that can make you feel tired and sore, and bathing your cells with nutrients vital for tissue repair.

Back Pain

Research has shown that massage can knead away tension and relieve pain in muscles that are injured or in spasm. It also relieves discomfort in surrounding areas that may be tightening up or guarding in response to pain. Massage increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and aids in the reduction of swelling. When swelling and irritation are reduced, injured muscles and ligaments can heal faster with less discomfort.

Headaches

Massage helps relieve headaches by releasing tight, shortened muscles, trigger points, and fascia (connective tissue surrounding muscles and other structures) in the neck and head. When muscles and fascia relax and become more flexible, pressure lessens on nerves and blood vessels and circulation improves. This flushes away irritating waste products and brings oxygen and nutrients to tissues, resulting in pain relief.

Arthritis

Therapeutic massage can be a powerful ally in any program for managing your arthritis and maintaining as normal a life as possible. Massage is especially effective in addressing the most common side effects caused by painful and stiff joints: muscle tension and pain, poor circulation, and limitations on normal movement and exercise.

Fibromyalgia

This condition, associated with chronic pain and tender areas in the neck, trunk, and hips, primarily affects women. Massage helps by gently relieving trigger points and releasing endorphins, the body s natural painkiller. Massage can also restore blood flow to painfully tight muscles, eliminating waste products that irritate sensitive tissue. As a result, you may experience less stiffness and fatigue, decreased insomnia, and a reduced need for pain medication.

Cancer

Many people find that when medication doesn't completely ease their pain, massage helps. There are sound medical reasons for the ability of touch therapy to relieve pain, including increased circulation and release of endorphins. But, the profound relief may come from the deep relaxation you experience with massage. As you focus on the pleasant sensation of caring touch, stress and anxiety loosen their grip, allowing pain to recede to the background. Massage can also reduce the discomforts of nausea, fatigue and insomnia. You may experience a sense of increased energy and optimism, which can extend relief of physical symptoms into the hours and days beyond your sessions. Learn more about Massage & Cancer here.

Pregnancy and Labor

Massage is a wonderful way to relax, increase your energy, and relieve discomfort during your pregnancy. The caring touch of massage can help you experience your changing body in a positive, accepting way. It can also be something special for you at a time when so much of your attention is on the baby to come. You can also prepare for the birthing process with massage. Through massage you can increase your awareness of tension in your body and learn how to consciously release it. You can also prepare for labor by practicing focus, breathing and relaxation techniques while a tender area is being massaged. The result will be increased confidence and control during labor. Learn more about Massage & Pregnancy here.

Massage for Women

As a woman, you are likely to be under pressure with your talents in demand at work, at home, or both. You offer a lot of yourself. But you aren t made to give unendingly and never replenish. The stream of giving must become a circle, completed by receiving. Massage therapy helps you cope with stress and provides a way to relax and move through life s challenges and transitions more gracefully. Massage can help women with:

  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Pregnancy & Labor
  • Vibrant facial complexion
  • Skin tone
  • Emotionally
  • Insomnia
  • Stress reduction

Massage for Men

As a man in today s fast-paced world it s important to keep fit, maintain your energy, and excel in your performance at work, home and play. Men are finding that taking the time for massage can reduce stress, boost overall health, and replenish reserves of energy for all they would like to accomplish. Therapeutic massage contributes to your health in a number of ways.

  • Reduction of muscle tension
  • Relief of muscle soreness
  • Injury prevention
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Improved overall performance
  • Support for exercise regimens
  • Normalized blood pressure & heart rate
  • Stress reduction

The College of Massage Therapy is a learning institution. We provide quality education and graduate professionals into the field of Massage Therapy. We integrate massage into mainstream healthcare by providing quality instruction and education that will complement the medical setting. Our students are prepared to approach and practice massage in an open but methodical manner. Classes begin twice a year in September or February.

We offer many services to the public:

  • Student Practitioner Clinics Fridays and Saturdays $25.00 for 1 hour massage
  • Graduated Student Clinics $35.00 for 1 hour massage
  • Professional Massage Therapists $55.00 for 1 hour massage Available Mon-Sat by Appointment
  • On Location Chair Massage 15 min. per person for $15
    Call for special package pricing

For an appointment call 785-3823

College of Massage Therapy
At Bingham Memorial Hospital
98 Poplar Street
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 208-785-3823
Fax: 208-782-3725
E-mail: gking@binghammemorial.org
www.collegemassagetherapy.com