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Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is an age-old remedy and health practice. It is found in all major civilizations past and present. From the ancient Greek gymnasia and Roman baths to modern day spas and health clubs, massage has been recognized for its health enhancing effects. The healing systems of many cultures, including our own, use hands-on therapy to soothe aches and pains and facilitate the body's own healing powers. From infancy to old age, massage has been found to enhance general health and well-being. Therapeutic massage has many applications and variations. Because it is used for health promotion as well as for its curative aspect, it can truthfully be said "if you have a body, you can benefit from therapeutic massage."

WELLAWARE offers massage to the general public through our Outpatient Massage Therapy services as well as to patients of Boone Hospital Center through our Inpatient Massage Therapy services. For more information about scheduling a relaxing, therapeutic massage with one of WELLAWARE's licensed and certified professional Massage Therapists, please call 573-815-6211 to make an appointment.

What are the benefits of massage?

  • Releases chronic muscle tension & pain
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps reduce edema
  • Improves systemic relaxation
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Stretches muscles and connective tissue, helping to prevent adhesions
  • Improves sleep
  • May reduce need for pain medications

Who provides the service?

A licensed massage therapist from Boone Hospital Center's WELLAWARE Program.

How do I know if I am a candidate for this service?

Most people are. If you are unsure, call 573.815.6211 and ask to speak to one of the therapists. If they are not available immediately, one of them will return your call.

When is this service available?

It is available by appointment only at various convenient times, Monday through Saturday.

Is the service covered by insurance?

No, this is an out-of-pocket service. Payment is expected at time of service.

What types of massage are available?

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Craniosacral and energy work
  • Reflexology

In addition to outpatient therapy, we provide massage therapies for patient through our Inpatient Massage Therapy services.

Thinking of a gift for that special someone, or just want to say thank you?

Reward them with a Massage Gift Certificate from WELLAWARE. Massage therapy and personal training gift certificates from WELLAWARE's Fitness Center can be purchased by calling 573.815.3876.

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