Lisa Sawyer, LMP

Monday – Friday: 10 am to 5 pm

Table massage
30 minutes – $30
45 minutes – $45
60 minutes – $60
75 minutes – $75
90 minutes – $90

Chair Massage
10, 15, & 20 min. sessions
$1 per minute

You do not need to be a gym member or in physical therapy to receive massage therapy.

What is Massage Therapy &
How Can It Help Me?

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to improve a person’s health and well being.
There are many types of massage therapy methods (or modalities) that have been practiced all over the world for thousands of years. People use massage for a variety of health related purposes including pain relief, reduction of stress, rehabilitate injuries, address depression and anxiety and aid in general wellness.

Types of Massage We Offer

There are many forms and styles of massage therapy, and we practice six of them at Orofino Physical Therapy.

 

Swedish

A relaxing massage that helps to relieve tension and reduce stress by kneading and long gliding strokes.

Deep Tissue

Helps people with chronic pain to relieve tension by affecting deeper muscles in the body.

Trigger Point

A light pressure session designed to help eliminate a build up of fluid and toxins. Extremely beneficial if lymph nodes have been removed as a result of cancer surgery.

Chair Massage

Good for people with a busy schedule and can only take 15 minutes out of their day. This is usually preformed at the work place or special event. You are seated in a specialized chair while the therapist works directly through your clothing. Decreases pain by increasing blood flow and improves productivity.

Lymphatic Drainage

A light pressure session designed to help eliminate a build up of fluid and toxins. Extremely beneficial if lymph nodes have been removed as a result of cancer surgery.

Reflexology

A focused pressure technique directly applied to the hands or feet. Reflexology is believed that reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems and by pressing them creates real benefits to your health.

Treatment

When you walk into the room the massage therapist will need to know your general state of health and any medications being taken, since there are some conditions for which massage is NOT appropriate. You may or may not need to undress depending on the treatment the therapist may use. You will be given privacy to undress and during the mas-sage you will be fully draped except for the area being worked on.

How will it feel?

The normal response to massage on healthy tissue is to slow down, feel relaxed and breathe more deeply. If there are problem areas or tight tissue it may feel sensitive to the touch and pressure.
Therapists use gentle pressure to begin with gradually preparing you for deeper touch. It is important to communicate with your therapist if you are comfortable with the pressure being used so the treatment can be adjusted for you. The saying “no pain, no gain” is NOT true for massage to be effective.

Massage & Physical Therapy

Massage therapy and physical therapy have the same goal. That goal is to aid in healing, relieve pain and restore muscle function. The difference is that massage therapy is focusing on soft tissues of the body to help relieve pain and stress. Mind and body. Physical therapy focuses on the body parts to provide rehabilitation to improve strength. Referral from your doctor is required for physical therapy. Massage therapy can be received at any time without a referral.

Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy in studies has been shown to help people physically and emotionally in the following ways:

  • Relieve stress
  • Decrease pain
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve circulation
  • Relax muscles
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Improve posture
  • Improve flexibility
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Decrease migraine frequency
  • Help fibromyalgia pain
  • Improves sleep
  • Ease symptoms of depression
  • Reduce chemotherapy nausea
  • Decrease arthritis pain
  • Relieve post operative pain
  • Reduce edema
  • Relieve carpal tunnel syndrome