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Stoughton Hospital Complementary Medicine is in the Stoughton Hospital Health Center located at 225 Church Street. For more information about our complementary medicine services, to schedule an appointment or purchase a gift certificate, please contact Stoughton Hospital Complementary Medicine at (608) 873-2271.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue for the purpose of normalizing the tissue, affected by stress or injury, in order to aid the body’s ability to heal or increase health and well-being. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers, but may also use forearms or elbows during a session.
Our Massage Therapist Kathy Julseth also incorporates CranioSacral Therapy into her massage therapy sessions. Using a soft touch, Kathy releases restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Beyond offering a relaxing experience, massage is beneficial for a variety of health conditions including:
- Back pain
- Chronic and temporary pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestive disorders
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Stress reduction
- Temporomandibular (jaw) joint pain
Getting the Most from Your Massage
Before you schedule a massage ask yourself what you want from your experience. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Our massage therapists will work with you to achieve your health and relaxation goals. They will customize your massage based on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.
What to Expect
Before your massage therapy session, your therapist will talk to you about your goals for the session and answer any questions. You undress to the level you feel comfortable or wear loose fitting clothing. You will lie on a table covered by a sheet and blanket for warmth and only the body part being worked on is uncovered. Sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes. It’s important to communicate to your massage therapist if something is uncomfortable or painful during the session.
For more information about our services, please contact Complementary Medicine at (608) 873-2271.
What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to reflex areas in your hands and feet. These reflex areas correspond with your organs, glands and other parts of your body. The thumb, finger and hand techniques used by the reflexologist interrupt stress patterns, bringing the body back into balance or homeostasis, unlocking the body’s own healing potential.
Reflexology is used to reduce illness causing stress and continued on a regular basis can maintain health and well being.
Reflexology is for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of chronic disorders. While reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe it has been shown to help alleviate the following symptoms:
- General aches and pains
- Tired and sore feet
- Sinus congestion
- Low energy
- Problems sleeping
What to Expect
After a thorough consultation on your health and lifestyle, clients relax in a zero gravity chair with feet and calves exposed. Each session is customized to meet individual client needs. Soft music plays in the background as the reflexologist applies reflexology techniques to your feet or hands. Sessions last 45 minutes to one hour.
Every client has a different experience. Some clients fall asleep while others stay awake in a relaxed state. After your session you will most likely feel relaxed, rejuvenated and balanced.
For more information about our reflexology services, please contact Complementary Medicine at (608) 873-2271.