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).
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.
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.
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.
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.