How Much Does a Massage Cost?

It’s pretty much agreed that a good massage can feel heavenly. Perhaps the only reason you don’t indulge in a regular massage is you’re worried about the average price of a massage. Keep reading to find out more about not only the average cost of massages, but also the different types of massages that are commonly offered in chiropractic offices (bear in mind that these massage prices are for the Salt Lake City, Utah area).

Massage Therapy Price for Salt Lake City Utah

How Much Does a Massage Cost?

The average cost for a non-spa massage at a chiropractic office is approximately one dollar a minute. Massages are usually sold in half hour increments (30, 60, or 90 minutes), however beware that there are some massage companies out there who advertise a 60 minute massage, but they are actually 50 minute massages with 10 minutes factored in for “dressing time”.

Massages at spas can vary and may cost considerably more, as much as $150 an hour. Massages in a spa setting tend to cost more due to higher overhead- think same massage in a fancier setting.

The price of a massage may vary depending on the type of massage.

Swedish Massage:

This European technique uses long, fluid strokes to calm the body, settle the mind, and restore lost energy. It is gentle, soothing and emphasizes relaxation. This is a good choice for anyone who is new to massage.

Deep Tissue Massage:

Deep, intensive holds and releases stimulate blood flow to restricted areas and relieve knotted muscles that are unable to fully release on their own. Ideal for severe or chronic muscle tightness. Occasionally, some soreness may result after treatment.

Hot Stone Therapy:

A therapeutic treatment utilizing the application of hot basalt river stones of varying sizes to key points on the body to create improved circulatory flow. This allows for a more intense manipulation of the tissues.

Pre-Natal Massage:

A relaxing treatment tailored specifically to alleviate the physical discomfort and fatigue related to the changing bodies of pregnant women. Trained therapists adjust their techniques to help improve circulation, diminish back and hip pain, relieve headaches, reduce leg cramps and swollen ankles and promote overall relaxation. Only available after first trimester of pregnancy.

Reflexology:

This Eastern technique is based on stimulating specific pressure points on the feet that correspond to other areas and organs of the body. Used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium by improving circulation, detoxification and reducing tension.

 

How to Find Utah Massage Coupons…Now!

Utah Therapeutic Massage Coupons for One Hour Massages

Are you looking for a good deal on a therapeutic massage here in the Salt Lake Valley? Located in the central part of the Wasatch Front in Midvale, Utah, Balanced Health Chiropractic and Massage is offering a coupon for the month of January 2012: a one hour massage for $45. Say what?!? Yep, it’s true, so click ‘n print the image below and call our office at 801-748-0056 to schedule your appointment. Don’t forget that weekend and evening appointments are available. Also, don’t forget that our therapeutic massage therapist, Gretchen Cheney, rules and you’re going to love your massage!

Massage Coupons for Midvale, Sandy, Salt Lake City Utah

From the LA Times: A single massage can boost the immune system

A single massage can boost the immune system

  • A single Swedish massage can boost the immune system.
A single Swedish massage can boost the immune system. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)

September 09, 2010

Devotees of massage therapy know it’s relaxing and feels good. But massage may also be an effective tool for maintaining good health. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported this week that a single massage produced measurable changes in the immune system and endocrine system of healthy adults.

The researchers, led by Dr. Mark Rapaport, studied 29 healthy adults who received a 45-minute Swedish massage and 24 healthy adults who had a 45-minute session of light touch massage, a much milder exercise that served as a comparison to the more vigorous Swedish massage. Blood samples were taken before the massage began and at regular intervals up to one hour after the massage was completed.

The study found several changes in the blood tests of the Swedish massage group that indicated a benefit to the immune system. For example, Swedish massage caused sizeable decreases in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that contributes to aggressive behavior, and small decreases in the stress hormone cortisol. The Swedish massage participants also had an increase in lymphocytes, cells that help the immune system defend the body from harmful substances.

“This research indicates that massage doesn’t only feel good, it also may be good for you,” Rapaport said in a news release. “People often seek out massage as part of a healthy lifestyle but there hasn’t been much physiological proof of the body’s heightened immune response following massage until now.”

The study appears in the October issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

– Shari Roan / Los Angeles Times