Services & Hours
Ruth is a skilled and compassionate professional. She has helped me over the years with chronic pain. I highly recommend her.
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~ Annette B.
Whether in need of pure relaxation or therapeutic results, by integrating techniques from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and energy work, an integrative massage can help with muscular pain (both chronic and acute), emotional distress, and equally important, helps even the healthiest person maintain optimal health. Studies suggest that massage brings relief from pain, improves sleep, helps with depression and stress, and promotes a health body image and overall sense of well-being.
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE THERAPY
There is a growing body of research in support of massage therapy for pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. OMT takes into account each client’s specific needs that arise both during and post treatment. Special accommodations for the client’s comfort are made while adapting massage techniques to safely meet the changing bodywork considerations during and after cancer treatment to insure that no further harm is done to a client. Adaptations of the massage are required for: low blood cell counts, blood clots, bone metastases, radiation or surgery, fatigue, bone pain, removal of lymph nodes, lymphedema, peripheral neuropathy, medications, medical devices and late effects of treatment. As a Preferred Massage Therapist Provider of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) I have worked with clients during treatment, post-treatment, and at end of life. It has been an honor and a deeply fulfilling practice, providing a resting place and symptom relief for clients navigating these stressful times.
Seniors may be divided into three different categories when a massage plan is designed: robust, age appropriate and frail. The word “geriatric” refers to health impairments that are caused by physical changes in the body usually resulting from chronological aging, that is ages 65 and older. Geriatric massage directs its efforts to specific conditions with the expectation to alleviate them. Hence, this type of massage takes into account such age-related health conditions as diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer and other special needs. Healthy elderly populations also have special considerations, such as thinning of the skin, blood pressure irregularities and increased bruising, to name a few. When needed, the massage may be adapted for the ease of the client and can be done in a chair or their own bed. Geriatric Massage as a specialty takes into consideration pertinent facts from the fields of medicine, psychology, sociology, and gerontology to allow for continued massage therapy for the robust senior to the frail, as well as those in palliative and hospice care.
MASSAGE FOR HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
Physical touch has a profound impact on a patient's well-being and massage therapy can improve the quality of life for those in hospice and palliative care. Gentle massage provides a type of healing, relief, and relaxation for patients to which medical treatments cannot compare. Research from the American Massage Therapy Association has shown that providing massage at this stage of life can help manage pain, anxiety, loss of sleep, depression, stress, nausea, and fatigue.
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
cash, check and all major credit cards accepted
A quiet, calming environment with easy parking & elevator access, located at the crossroads of 170 & Delmar Boulevard.
30 Minutes $55
45 Minutes $70
60 Minutes $95
75 Minutes $115
90 Minutes $130
HOME OR FACILITY VISITS
30 Minutes $85 (no table)
60 Minutes $135
90 Minutes $160
For outcalls, a client must already possess a table (or Ruth can assist in acquiring table to remain on site). If providing massage in nursing or hospice facility, the patient will be treated on their own bed or chair