Improve your well-being with massage therapy at HealthQuest Fitness and Wellness Center in Smithfield. Licensed, certified therapists use hands-on techniques to mobilize muscles, relax tissues, and enhance health in people of all ages.
Benefits of Massage
Therapeutic massage can help you:
- Decrease anxiety and stress
- Ease muscle aches, stiffness, and chronic pain
- Improve joint range of motion and flexibility
- Increase circulation, so your tissues and organs get more healing oxygen and nutrients
- Lessen insomnia and fatigue
- Reduce swelling
- Relieve headaches and reduce occurrence of migraines
Ask Your Doctor
If you recently had surgery, an injury, or an illness, talk to your doctor before scheduling a massage.
Types of Massage
Ask your massage therapist which service would best meet your needs:
- Deep tissue massage – Treatment that uses slow, targeted strokes and firm pressure to reach deeper muscles to help relieve chronic aches and pains
- Hot stone massage – Combination of hands-on therapy and smooth, heated stones gently moved over the skin or left in place on certain areas of the body to help relax you
- Massage cupping – Combination of massage movements and suction cups left on the skin for 5–10 minutes. As the skin is drawn up into the cup, blood vessels on the skin’s surface expand. Temporary skin discoloration may be visible for several days.
- Medical massage – System of treatment for a specific area of the body to restore a normal soft-tissue environment and normalize movement
- Myofascial massage – Long strokes, stretching, and lengthening of connective tissue to restore balance and improve joint range of motion to relieve pain
- Pregnancy massage – Gentle, nurturing therapy that relieves aches related to pregnancy
- Swedish massage – Popular treatment that uses long, flowing strokes to soothe the body
- Trigger point therapy – Treatment of a tight, sometimes painful “knot” (trigger point) within muscle tissue that can cause pain in other parts of the body
Care Tailored to You
Your therapist will design your session to meet your needs. It may use several approaches, such as aromatherapy, thermotherapy (heat) and/or cryotherapy (cold).
Your therapist may also recommend simple exercises, stretches, or sleeping positions to keep your muscles relaxed and free of pain. Learn more about what to expect at your appointment.
Children under 18 need a parent’s permission for treatment. You may sign a waiver for your child at their appointment, or send your signed waiver [PDF] with your teenager when they come for a massage.
You may schedule 30, 60, or 90 minutes for most types of massage. Shorter sessions focus on one or two areas of your choice, such as the back and neck. Longer massages usually work on the whole body, unless you ask your therapist to spend the full time on certain tight muscles. Talk to your therapist about your goals, so you get the results you want.
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Chair Massages at Your Organization
Reduce stress at your workplace or draw visitors to your event with onsite chair massages from a HealthQuest therapist. You must schedule at least two hours of service and pay in advance:
- $25 setup fee
- $65 per hour for HealthQuest members
- $75 per hour for nonmembers
Give us 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule.