MEDWEST HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER
MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICES
Defined as manipulation of muscle and connective tissue for therapeutic purposes, massage is well-known as one of the world’s oldest healing techniques. Massage therapy can be relaxing and rejuvenating for the mind and body, and theses benefits are increased when massage is kept on a regular schedule. Massage therapists at Medwest Health & Fitness Center are trained in a variety of massage modalities and spa treatments, and can tailor their services to fit your individual health needs and wants. See below for a complete list of the different modalities offered on location.
The Benefits of Massage
• Combat stress
• Release chronic muscular tension and pain
• Improve circulation
• Increase muscular and joint flexibility
• Reduce mental and physical fatigue
• Promote faster healing
• Reduce adhesions of injured muscular tissue
• Improve posture
• Reduce frequency and intensity of headaches
• Release stored toxins
• Promote better sleep
• Improve concentration
• Reduce anxiety
• Create an overall sense of well-being.
Deep Tissue Massage
Works with deeper muscle tissue to relieve soreness, lengthen shortened muscles, increase flexibility and muscle efficiency.
This massage improves performance by flushing out toxins and lactic acid created by physical activity. If injured, massage can help diminish pain and reestablish full range of motion.
Cupping is a detoxifying technique in which glass or plastic cups are applied to the skin via suction. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin and creates negative pressure. Drawing up the skin is believed to open up the skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, breaks up adhesions and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body. This is a thorough deep muscle treatment, especially good to target specific areas.
A relaxing and therapeutic full body massage of traditional long strokes and kneading techniques. Increases circulation, improves skin and muscle tone and soothes tired muscles.
This massage is beneficial during all stages of pregnancy to support the health and wellbeing of you and your baby. It is helpful with low back pain and carpal tunnel.
Incorporates heated basalt stones to sooth muscles and melt away stress helping you feel a deep sense of ease and relaxation. If you have muscular aches, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, back pain and circulation. (60 or 90 minute sessions only) * Additional Charge
Tai massage involves stretching, compression and deep massage. This form of bodywork is usually performed on a comfortably padded mat on the floor, and the client wears clothes that allow for movement. * Additional Charge
All spa treatments are approximately 60 minutes
Bring back your skin’s radiance! This exfoliating treatment removes dull surface skin cells and toxins, improves circulation, hydrates and provides softer, silky smooth skin. A mixture of sea salt and massage oil is applied to your body using Swedish massage techniques to exfoliate the skin. The salt is removed using warm towels, and the oil remains to help condition your dry skin. This is a total body pampering! (Please remember to not shave your legs the day of the treatment) * Additional Charge
Enjoy a professional gentle body exfoliation followed by an application of a moisturizing botanically based self-tanner with SPF 15. It is blended with natural ingredients that work well for all skin types. This tanner provides a natural, healthy sun kissed glow that lasts for days. This is a safer alternative than tanning in the sun. (Please wear loose fitting clothing and do not shower for at least 6 hours to enable maximum absorption into the skin)
* Additional Charge
Detoxifying Botanical Mud Wrap
Detox and rehydrate your skin with a botanical mud wrap. This treatment can help reduce water retention, joint pain and inflammation. Once the mud has been massaged onto your body, you will be cocooned in warmth. Relax and enjoy a scalp massage. The mud will be removed using warm towels. * Additional Charge
This treatment helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. Massage cupping therapy is used to increase circulation, drain toxins, and loosen adhesions in problem areas. A detoxifying gel is massaged in these areas. Your body is then wrapped to enhance the absorption. Relax and enjoy a scalp and foot massage. This is the perfect treatment to compliment with exercise for a body makeover! * Additional Charge
About your massage session
Your massage therapist will greet you at the front desk after your payment has been made. Prior to your first session, the client will fill out a medical intake form. The massage session is performed on a comfortable massage table in a private room. The client disrobes in private to the level of their comfort, and covers with a sheet before the therapist enters the room. (Massage can also be performed effectively with the client fully dressed.) The client remains draped throughout the session except for the area being worked on. It is the responsibility of the client to communicate with the therapist to ensure an enjoyable and beneficial session. Massage releases the toxins from the muscles of the body. * Remember to drink plenty of water to flush the toxins out of your body.
Laura Bridges, LMBT 3818
North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. Laura is a graduate of Center for Massage and Natural Health. Laura specializes in Swedish massage, hot stone massage, spa treatments, deep tissue massage, massage cupping bodywork, myofascial release, myofascial mobilization, Healing Touch, and chair massage. She is also a certified Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage Therapist (preconception, prenatal, and postpartum).
Cassie Cassels, LMBT 5228
North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. Cassie is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and has been practicing massage since 2004. Cassie specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, cupping therapy, Positional Release therapy, PNF stretching, chair massage, and working with clients with fibromyalgia.
Leigh-Ann Renz, LMBT 9076
North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. Leigh-Ann is a graduate of the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. She specializes in Thai massage, and her focus is Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone. She has practiced yoga for fourteen years and taught it for the past seven.
Anthony Robinson, LMBT 10645
North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. Anthony is a graduate of the Therapeutic Massage Program at Haywood Community College. His focus is Swedish, deep tissue, chair massage, myofascial release and myofascial mobilization.
Hours and Rates
We have two massage therapy treatment rooms available MONDAY - SATURDAY
Membership to Fitness Center is not required for Massage
Make appointments in advance at the Front Desk or call 452-8080.
30 minutes $40.00
45 minutes $50.00
60 minutes $60.00
90 minutes $85.00
* Additional Charge $10.00 more
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
FIVE SESSION SERIES
Purchase 5 sessions of equal minutes in advance and receive the 6th session free.
Series expires one year from date of purchase.
SEATED CHAIR MASSAGE
Take time out of your hectic schedule to enjoy a relaxing chair massage. We are available for chair massage on location. Travel fee may apply. Seated massage is $1.00 per minute (Maximum of 20 minutes)
As a courtesy, please:
-Be prompt for your appointment.
-If you must cancel, please notify us as early as possible.
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