Massage Therapy

Nothing melts away tension like the human touch of a licensed massage therapist or bodywork pro. Our Day Spa at Groton Wellness Center offers a variety of Massages. Whether you’re considering a deep tissue or acupressure pointed session, we have what your body, mind, and spirit need.

Primary wellness benefits:

  • Activates relaxation response
  • Releases injured, inflamed tissue
  • Prevents frozen joints, tendons
  • Promotes anti-aging
  • Reduces stress
  • Releases lymph

Conditions commonly treated:

  • Fibrous tissue problems
  • Tight, painful joints
  • Circulation problems
  • High stress, anxiety, burn-out
  • Tight muscles, ligaments

How does massage work?

By inducing muscular relaxation, massage stimulates circulation and inspires pleasure and wellbeing. The “relaxation response” occurs with the soothing/stimulating effect of touch, pressure, kneading of skin tissue and muscles.

Is it safe? Is it effective?

It is very safe and very effective. Massage is a time-honored way to reduce stress, improve muscle and joint function, detoxify and release body-held tension.

What to expect?

Your massage therapist will have a room ready, table set up, clean linens, warm blanket and soft music. Depending on the method, you will be asked to take off some clothes (as you wish) get under the sheet/blanket, and relax on your stomach to start. You may have a pillow under your knees and head/chest to make yourself comfortable at any point. Halfway through your time, you’ll flip over. Feel free to sleep and/or “turn off” during the session. Take care to communicate your sore spots and special requests, then let go, relax, and experience the professional touch of wellness.

Condition Massage May Help

Massage therapy may help the body in many ways.  Relaxing muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and improved range of motion. This may lead to improved function and reduced pain. 

Massage therapy may also improve circulation and detoxification, enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and help to remove waste products. These circulatory effects may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or edema.

Massage therapy can induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system, and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.

These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions.  Some conditions are listed below.

Decreases pain & increases functioning in these conditions:Helps treat & manage symptoms or complications of:Other psychological,  emotional, and physical benefits:
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Tension headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Torticollis
  • Scoliosis
  • Tendon & muscle tears
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Pregnancy-related back pain & other discomforts
  • Myofascial pain
  • Muscle injury (offers rehabilitation)
  • Sore or overused muscles (prevents & treats)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Gout
  • Hypertension & congestive heart failure
  • Reduces risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Lessening of depression
  • Lower stress levels
  • Reduced anger & aggression
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sleep patterns & decreased sleep disturbance 
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Enhances immune system
  • Improves athletic performance & enhances recovery