Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. This "hands-on" therapy manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques.
Therapeutic massage offers skilled, compassionate touch by a professionally trained therapist to provide the following benefits:
- Decreased chronic tension, pain and stress
- Increased joint flexibility
- Increased energy level
- Improved immune system response
- Improved circulation
- Reduced mental and physical fatigue
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Types of massage
Focuses on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue. Chronic patterns of tension in the body are released through low strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers or the muscles and fascia. This is a corrective and therapeutic massage.
Works with, not on, the body. Using gentle pulls and stretches, the therapist waits for the body to provide guidance. Corrects chronic body holding pattern. No massage cream or oil is used.
Focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be. (Not given until after first trimester.) Learn more
Uses classic massage strokes for relaxation, improving circulation, enhancing muscle and joint function and relieving mental and physical fatigue. Perfect for a first-time massage.
A gentle method of releasing constrictions deep within the body. This massage evaluates and enhances the function of the craniosacral system, face and head bones. You remain clothed during this session.
This is a soft, deeply relaxing fluid massage, which strengthens the immune system as it moves the lymph fluid in your body. A wonderful way to cleanse the body of cellular bacteria and toxins.
- Massage appointments range from 30 to 90 minutes. Basic heated stone massages are scheduled for 60 minutes and Ultimate Heated Stone massages for 90 minutes.
- All our massage therapists are graduates of an accredited school and are licensed by the state of Wisconsin.
- No tipping is allowed at any Wheaton Franciscan massage facility.
- Gift certificates are available.
(60-or 90-minute service): Releases penetrating heat through stones placed by the shoulders, belly, between toes and palms of hands. Oiled stones are then glided over muscles, allowing for complete relaxation.
Revive your feet and relax your entire body. Rest comfortably on a massage table as your therapist incorporates a light-scent foot wash and a variety of massage techniques designed to melt away tension while promoting total body relaxation. Please allow a minimum of 30 minutes for your massage.
A variety of seasonal and specialty massages and services are offered throughout the year. Call (262)785-2254 for current offerings.
The Pavlic Center at WFH-Elmbrook offers a free Relaxation CD that can help you relax, re-focus and re-energize. Request your copy today
How to make an appointment
Please call (262) 785-2254 to schedule an appointment, to confirm services offered and obtain parking information.
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