Professional massage therapists provide therapy in a private, soothing setting
conveniently located on the hospital campus just off Hospital Drive at the Children's House
rear annex, behind Williams Oil. The Children's House is gray with maroon shutters,
with the annex located just at the rear of the building.
HOURS BY APPOINTMENT
Our Massage Therapists...
Linda Davis, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist
Linda graduated from Mt. Nittany
School of Massage in State College in 2002. She studied advanced massage therapy
techniques including deep connective tissue and myofascial release. She also has
over 30 years' experience in the health care field, including working as a LPN and
physical therapy assistant. Linda combines this experience into her massage therapy sessions.
MaryAnn McAndrew, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist
MaryAnn attended the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in King of Prussia in 1990.
She has various training including Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy.
She has been in continuous practice for over 20 years. She combines
her years of experience to create a relaxing therapeutic massage with
deep muscle therapy.
Melinda Manvell, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist
Melinda graduated from Allied Medical and Technical Careers where she was trained
in Swedish massage and Reiki. She has been practicing massage for the past 8 years.
Melinda incorporates smooth strokes and energy points into her massages to create
a relaxing experience.
Chelsea Karaban, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist
n June of 2008, Chelsea graduated from Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY,
becoming certified in bodywork and hydrotherapy. Her Equine and Canine Certification
was completed through Equissage in May of 2009. After further study, National Certification
was accomplished in November 2009 (NCBTMB) and her Pennsylvania License was granted
in August 2011. Some of the modalities she incorporates in her work are Swedish,
Hot Stone Therapy, and Neuromuscular Therapy.
TYPES OF MASSAGE
Some basic types of massage that we incorporate include:
Swedish: Long flowing strokes and kneading of muscles.
Trigger Point / Accupressure: Direct pressure is applied at the point of tension.
Myofascial Release: Deep massage and stretching that works on releasing the fascia.
A luxurious massage that can help keep facial muscles smooth and toned.
The skin is cleansed, stimulated, exfoliated and moisturized.
Your hands, feet, neck and shoulders are also massaged. You will feel pampered.
Hot Stone Massage
Warm, comforting and penetrates deeply into sore, achy muscles.
"Steamy Wonder" is a hydrotherapy treatment. Hydrotherapy is the use of water, steam and ice
to help reduce pain and improve health. The benefits of steam treatment include detoxification,
improved skin condition, reduced stress, relief of muscle pain and boosting the immune system.
It's the perfect treatment to enhance the benefits of massage therapy.
REQUESTING A THERAPIST
Each massage therapist at Memorial Hospital has her own unique style and technique.
If you have a preference, please request the therapist of your choice when you
schedule your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your preference.
Our massage therapy gift certificates make excellent gifts! They are always available for sale at the main registration desk of the hospital.
Gift certificate packages include:
90-Minute Massage- $80.00
Hot Stone Massage - $60.00
Facial - $60.00
Steamy Wonder / Half Hour Massage - $65.00
One Hour Massage - $55.00
Half Hour Massage - $35.00
Steamy Wonder - $40.00
15-Minute Massage - $20.00
Hours are Monday through Saturday, days and evenings, by appointment.
Ask about our customized treatments.
to schedule your appointment.
Our massage therapy is provided in a quiet, private facility.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
- Improved supply of nutrients to muscles
- Improved blood circulation helps lower blood pressure
- Helps get rid of muscular pains and aches
- Alleviates tensions of modern lifestyles
- Chemical changes cascade throughout the body with profound effects in response to massage
- Increases awareness of mind body connection
- Is beneficial in treating chronic disease, neurological disorders and injuries
Our massage therapy is provided in a quiet,
private facility on Memorial Hospital's campus.
Note to Employers:
Seated massage can easily be incorporated into your preventative health care plan.
Please call for more details.
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR MASSAGE
To get optimal benefit from your massage remember these points:
Before Your Massage...
Do not eat anything for at least 1-2 hours before your massage, as the digestive
process diverts circulation to the stomach, which may interfere with the benefits of massage.
During Your Massage...
Remember this is YOUR massage, so do not hesitate to let us know any preference you
have in regards to music, oils, aromatherapy, specific techniques, comfort measures, etc.
While most people are better able to tune into their state of relaxation in silence,
others prefer to talk. Do whatever helps you relax.
Always let the massage therapist know if you are uncomfortable in a certain position or
with the pressure applied so we can adjust your treatment.
As the massage therapist finds your sore spots and works on them, taking slow deep
breaths will help you relax. Also try to picture the muscle relaxing or melting.
After Your Massage...
Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water. Massage facilitates the removal of waste
products from your body and fluids help to flush away these toxins.
Taking a warm Epsom salt bath to further the relaxation of sore muscles
helps to remove toxins from your body.
Tune into how your body feels over the next several days. Sometimes the effects of
massage therapy are subtle. Most people feel very relaxed immediately after massage,
but then experience an increase in calm energy that can last for several days.
Watch for increased mobility, reduced stress and pain relief.
to schedule your appointment.