Massage therapy is a powerful tool for alleviating back pain, stretching muscles to promote healing and increasing recovery time post-surgery. Provided by nationally certified massage therapists, patients can choose from Swedish, deep tissue or injury massage, all targeting different areas and offering different benefits.
- Swedish massage is designed to relax the muscles by applying long, flowing strokes and movement in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It helps increase oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. This is beneficial to patients who suffer from stiffness, numbness, pain and muscular strain.
- Deep Tissue massage is used to relieve severe tension in the muscles and the connective tissue. This form of massage is recommended for chronic, persistent pain sufferers, individuals involved in heavy physical activity and patients who have sustained physical injury.
- Injury massage targets areas specific to injury or illness. Conditions that can possibly improve from this technique include headaches, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, fibromyalgia, tennis and golfer’s elbow, whiplash, hamstring pull, patella tendonitis, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, scoliosis and certain joint disorders.
- Pregnancy massage is beneficial for expectant mothers throughout their entire pregnancy. Our massage therapists are certified in prenatal massage and use a special table for safety and comfort.
The cost is $35 for 30 minutes and $60 for an hour. Floyd Memorial does offer a massage therapy incentive program. Refer five of your friends and receive a free 30-minute massage. Returning clients also get a free 1-hour massage after completing eight hours of massage therapy.
Floyd Memorial’s massage therapy services are performed at our outpatient rehabilitation location at 1700 State Street in New Albany by appointment Monday through Friday, and at the Floyd County YMCA Tuesday through Saturday by appointment. We do offer office massages as a great way to relieve stress in the workplace, and the service is available at your location. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (812) 948-7416.