Oncology massage provides compassionate care that considers every client’s specific cancer history, current state of health and specific massage requests to provide a safe, caring experience. Our highly trained oncology massage therapists provide a thoughtful presence while helping to elevate the emotional, mental and physical state of being for our clients. Research shows that massage for cancer care is effective at managing symptoms caused by chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. These symptoms include: reduced pain and fatigue, decreased anxiety, less nausea, improved sleep, and depression.
Cupping is a form of alternative healthcare modality that has its roots in ancient medicine. During a session, our therapist place special cups for a few moments on the area being treated. The cups create a suction type action. Cupping therapy is said to help with pain, blood flow, inflammation, and your overall well-being. We offer cupping and massage sessions at its Westford clinic.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage can be extraordinarily successful in relaxing chronically stressed areas. If you suffer from repetitive stress or a lingering injury from the past, deep tissue massage may work perfectly for you. This massage technique involves targeted manipulation of the muscles and joints in a specific region. Our massage practitioners will be certain to maintain open and clear communication with you, in order to provide the most comfortable level of pressure. As the target area is massaged into a healthier, relaxed state, you will feel immense relief.
KT Tape was developed over 30 years ago by Dr. Kenzo Kase to facilitate the body’s healing process. It helps to decrease pain, affect fluid mechanics, improve posture and muscle function. It has positive physiological benefits on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Along with massage therapy, KT Tape can help prolong the positive effects of massage by adding support without compromising mobility.
Compassion Massage offers unique combination of KT Tape and massage sessions at the Westford clinic. These session include the assessment, KT Tape, and massage.
The Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted form of soft tissue mobilization used by therapists to address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions so that movement becomes easier. Muscle tightness from repetitive movement, compensatory posture and scar tissue, for example, can lead to painful and/or limited movement. Graston can find the problem area and help return the affected soft tissue to a more normal state allowing increased circulation and better mobility.
Compassion Massage offers unique combination of Graston Technique and massage sessions at the Westford clinic. These session include the assessment, Graston Technique, and massage.
There are a number of painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body and that may benefit from orthopedic massage. These could include strained muscles or tendons or sprained ligaments. Likewise, chronic injuries (such as tennis elbow, sciatica or shin splints) can be relieved through this treatment method.
Please note: the treatment of injuries through massage requires extensive training and a hands-on approach to healing. This is due to the delicate nature of the injured tissue. Clients in need of orthopedic massage have most likely received a medical diagnosis prior to scheduling an appointment at Compassion Massage Therapeutic Clinic. Our massage practitioners are fully trained and licensed to provide relief and support rehabilitation efforts for soft tissue injuries.
Are you pregnant? Women face a unique set of challenges over the course of a pregnancy. Throughout this transitional experience, the woman’s body is tasked with enduring tremendous stress. There may be dramatic physical and emotional changes caused from postural imbalance, joint pain and weight gain. Using a series of gentle techniques, specifically developed to comfort expecting mothers, our massage practitioners can help in reducing pain and stress. We strive for this experience to be relaxing for both mother and child.
Soft Tissue Release
British Sports Therapist, Stuart Taws, developed Soft Tissue Release (STR) to lengthen and heal damaged muscle and connective tissue by slowly applying gentle pressure during dynamic stretching. STR has been proven to relieve and heal soft tissue injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This technique can be effective in addressing pain caused by effects of Whiplash injuries to the neck, repetitive injuries, scar tissue or chronic pain problems. Ask our massage practitioners if STR is right for you.
Are you active in sports? If you are, your body is likely to experience repetitive motions, strains and muscular fatigue. These stressors can be responsible for a number of injuries, some of which may develop over time without your awareness. Sports massage can help reduce the rate of injury from occurring as well as increase flexibility and facilitate improved recovery rates overall.
The specific massage techniques used to combat sports injuries vary widely, depending on the level and type of activity you normally perform. Our massage practitioners will take into consideration your performance goals, activity level and the areas of your body that are most stressed by the activity performed. We will then devise and implement a custom massage plan to get you back on the court, field or rink in no time.
Swedish massage is commonly recognized as the classic form of relaxation massage. Our massage practitioners will use long, gliding or kneading strokes, as well as gentle percussion, to provide immediate relief. Oils and lotions, formulated to nourish your skin, are used to enhance relaxation. This form of massage is a proven stress reliever. You will enjoy a reduction in aches, pains, and joint or muscle stiffness. In addition, Swedish massage is thought to improve circulation, mental clarity and flexibility.
Trigger Point Therapy
A number of mental, physical or emotional stressors can cause “knots” of tension in a particular area. These tender areas of hypersensitivity are known as trigger points. Trigger point issues can lead to a very painful condition that manifests in a number of ways. They may cause drastically reduced movement patterns, general discomfort or mental strain due to constant pain. If you suffer from this condition you may be limited in the physical activities you can perform. Through a variety of techniques, our massage practitioners can release or deactivate trigger points. The effects of this massage technique are often profoundly transformative.
Compassion Massage is honored and privileged to announce it has been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a reputable Community Care provider for massage therapy by the VA Office of Community Care.