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Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy dates back almost to the beginning of recorded human history. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments. Chinese massage textbooks date back more than 2,500 years, and Hippocrates – often referred to as the Father of Modern Medicine – wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for various health problems. In our modern era of medicine, the various benefits of massage have been documented through published studies.** According to Dr. Gregory P. Fontana, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles who conducted a pilot study of heart patients to measure the effectiveness of nontraditional therapies, such as massage, in helping speed recover after surgery. "Clearly there are medical benefits to massage."***

The human body continuously endures stresses from trauma, incorrect body mechanics, poor posture, as well as every day tension and stress. Regardless of whether the source of the stress is mechanical, postural or emotional, it can result in physical changes that may cause muscle tightness, fatigue, nagging discomfort and decreased joint mobility. While not intended to replace medical treatment, regular massages can assist in relieving both psychological and physical stress. Psychologically, massage can assist in relieving fatigue, reducing tension and anxiety, calming the nervous system and promoting a sense of relaxation and well being. Physically, periodic massages can help to reduce discomfort, assist in relaxing and refreshing muscles and offer renewed energy. You can learn of additional health benefits from massage therapy that may assist you with your individual concerns through discussion with your physician, or from your own research or experience.

Personal Best is pleased to offer you the following variety of massage therapies to best suit your needs:

Swedish Massage

A great full body massage! During this session, your therapist will use light to medium pressure to assist in relieving muscle soreness, reducing stress and decreasing tension.

60 min Package of 3 90 min Package of 3
$75 $195 $95 $270
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Pre/Post Workout Massage

This 30 minute treatment can be done before or after your workout. The techniques applied help to warm up your muscles, thereby increasing joint range of motion, which helps reduce the risk of injury. Using this treatment in conjunction with your Pilates conditioning program enhances your body’s ability to respond and perform with greater levels of efficiency.

30 min Package of 3    
$50 $135    
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Deep Tissue

Your therapist will use very deep pressure which broadens fibrous tissues of muscles, tendons or ligaments, helping to break down unwanted adhesions to restore mobility to muscles in a way that cannot be achieved by passive stretching or exercise alone.

60 min Package of 3 90 min Package of 3
$85 $240 $105 $285
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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Developed by Dr. Leif in the 1930's, NMT is a specialized skill that depends on in-depth anatomical understanding and distinctive palpatory technique to assess muscle tension and discomfort. This technique is usually combined with gentle exercises and stretches intended to assist in reducing muscle tension and soreness in order to provide greater relaxation and improved long-term mobility and comfort.

60 min Package of 3 90 min Package of 3
$95 $270 $130 $340
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Reflexology

Reflexology is based on ancient principles that relate certain reflex points in the hands and feet to particular locations and organs in the body. Applying careful pressure to these points can produce beneficial effects on the corresponding organ, muscles, bone or gland. Most importantly, this is a GREAT foot and hand massage.

30 min Package of 3    
$50 $135    
Add-on to other massage service:    
30 min Package of 3    
$45 $130    
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Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. The stones are basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage.

60 min Package of 3 90 min Package of 3
$85 $240 $125 $360
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Personal Best Custom Massage

Not sure which type of massage therapy is best for you? During this session your therapist will employ a variety of techniques to address your body's unique concerns.

60 min Package of 3 90 min Package of 3
$80 $225 $100 $285
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Prenatal Massage

Massage during pregnancy is a great way to relieve some of the physical discomfort expectant mothers may feel during their second and third trimester.  Massage can soothe aching muscles and joints, improve circulation and reduce the swelling that is often experienced with the bodily changes during pregnancy. Healthy and relaxing for mom=healthy and relaxing for baby!

60 min      
$80      
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Personal Best Pilates is a business properly licensed by the City of Overland Park, Kansas, and is authorized to conduct massage therapy. All massage services at Personal Best are performed exclusively by Licensed Massage Therapists ( LMT’s). Please note that Personal Best Instructors and LMT’s are not licensed to practice medicine and do not perform the services of medical doctors to diagnose or treat injury or disease. Massage Therapy is intended solely for relaxation, muscle conditioning and/or figure improvement. Those with medical concerns or conditions are advised to seek treatment from a medical professional, and should consult a physician prior to receiving massage services.

** Spotlight on Research
*** Massage Therapy Facts For Physicians

 


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