From helping alleviate the constancy of chronic symptoms to being part of a permanent solution, medical massage can offer profound benefits for a wide range of medical conditions. Whether it is the fallout from whiplash, or longer term conditions like fibromyalgia or even depression, massage has a lot to offer. Massage has been used to treat various conditions for thousands of years and the benefits have been well documented in modern medical clinics for numerous conditions. Massage can be as simple as improving relaxation and decreasing side effects and other symptoms, to affecting the function of muscles, organs, the immune system, and the nervous system itself.

Each treatment session is based on your particular goals medical situation, whether this means to help minimize symptoms, or to promote healing and recovery. Our medical massage treatments are commonly conducted in coordination with your primary care physician, or other specialists, in order to achieve the safest and most successful results. Do note: while for medical purposes, at this time Thrive does not accept any insurance providers. You may be able to submit a claim for reimbursement for an out of network provider to your insurance company, but check with your insurance provider prior to your session.

Common Medical Conditions Treated* By Massage:
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Insomnia and poor energy
  • Constipation
  • Hypertension and other heart conditions
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple-Sclerosis
  • Scar Recovery
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment
  • HIV/Aids
  • Chronic migraines and headaches
  • Surgery recovery

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    What’s The Research Saying?

    “In a controlled study composed of HIV-positive adolescents, participants who received massage therapy showed enhanced immune function by the end of the 12-week study. The immune changes included increased white blood cells known as natural killer (NK) cells, which provide rapid responses to viral-infected cells.” 1

    “A large American study published in 2004 looked at the effects of massage therapy on almost 1300 people with cancer over three years. People in hospital had a 20-minute massage, and people treated as outpatients had a 60-minute session. The study found that overall, massage therapy reduced pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression. The benefits lasted longer in the patients who had the 60-minute session.” 2

    “[A study] performed in 2005 showed that massage helped boost the self-confidence, well-being, walking abilities and performance of daily living activities in a group of seven patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease who were monitored while receiving eight one-hour,full body massage therapy sessions over the course of eight weeks.”3

    1: Diego, M., Field, T., Hernandez-reif, M., Shaw, K., Friedman, L., & Ironson, G. (2001). Hiv Adolescents Show Improved Immune Function Following Massage Therapy. International Journal of Neuroscience, 35-45.
    2: Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ. Massage therapy for symptom control: outcome study at a major cancer centre. J Pain Symptom Manage 2004 Sep; 28 (3): 244–9.

    *While highly effective in helping the symptoms and status of many conditions, massage therapy is not meant to replace the assessment, advice, or treatment offered by a physician or other appropriate primary healthcare practitioner, and should not be treated as such.