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Massage-TherapyRCA-Sun-Media-2016Bloomington Wellness Center takes pride in offering the highest quality therapeutic and relaxation massages services at affordable prices. Come and experience what was voted as the best massage therapy center in 2017 by the readers of Sun Newspapers. Our massage services are provided by skilled and caring therapists who love their work and are committed to your happiness and satisfaction.

Our service, staff, and setting are second to none. We highly encourage massage therapy as an adjunct to chiropractic care and our other services, but we also have countless clients who only visit our facility for our amazing massage services.

Please check out our services and price listings, you will not be disappointed. You may schedule your appointment online or by calling our office.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet Tammy

  • Tammy Thorson
    Tammy Thorson
    Massage Therapist
Tammy Thorson
Massage Therapist
    Animal Lover
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    Scuba Diver
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    Tammy received her training and Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy from Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington, MN, where she now a supervisor and instructor. She is a National Board Certified Massage Therapist as well as a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tammy is certified in Massage for the Childbearing Years (Prenatal Massage, Labor Support, and Post Labor Massage), Therapeutic Cupping Therapy (CCT), and Aromatherapy. Some of Tammy’s other specialties include Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue, Specific Clinical / Trigger Point Massage, Sports Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Indian Head Massage, and Scar Tissue Work. Tammy enjoys working with all age ranges of patients from pediatric to geriatric adjusting her techniques to match individual patient need. Tammy is a highly talented therapist, passionate about healing and providing the best care possible to her patients.

    Prior to training and practicing in Massage Therapy Tammy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota in Exotic Animal Training. She served has previously served in the Peace Corps volunteer working in a wildlife sanctuary in Zambia. Tammy loves the outdoors and nature and has developed a love of traveling and learning about the world.

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    Services Offered

     

    SWEDISH MASSAGE

    Swedish massage is characterized by long, flowing strokes. Swedish massage is shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis.

    DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

    Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deep layers of muscles and connective tissue by applying slow, concentrated pressure on areas of tension and pain. It is especially helpful for chronically contracted areas such as stiff necks, tight backs, and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down muscle tension to relieve pain and restore normal movement.

    HOT STONE MASSAGE

    Hot stone massage, which dates back to ancient times, is a variation on classic massage therapy. The massage therapist places heated flat, smooth stones on the body, or may hold the stones and use them to massage muscles. Hot stone massage is well suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage.

    PREGNANCY MASSAGE

    Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy for back pain during pregnancy, when pain relief medication options are limited. Massage therapy has also been found to reduce anxiety and depression. Post-natal massage can be comforting and relaxing, and offer a much needed break for new moms.

    CHAIR MASSAGE

    Most office-related physical symptoms can be attributed to loss of circulation. Tight muscles caused by stress and inactivity can impede blood flow. The result is mental fogginess, decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work and provide a appreciated break for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes usually glued to a computer monitor.

    SPORTS/CONDITION-BASED MASSAGE

    Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. The massage techniques employed may include elements from several different styles and are customized to each athlete for his or her particular concern.

    COUPLES MASSAGE

    As a treat on your anniversary, share some quite and relaxing time with a friend. Bloomington Wellness Center offers couples massages for any occasion, or no occasion at all. Let us help you both relax and rejuvenate during a couples massage.

     

    Benefits of Massage Therapy

     

    Massage is one of the oldest healing arts; records dating over 3000 years old document its use. Even Hippocrates recommended massage for the treatment of certain problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

    Regular massage therapy has many benefits, including the following:

    • Relaxation / stress relief
    • Pain relief
    • Stimulates lymphatic drainage (reduces swelling)
    • Increases circulation
    • Muscle relaxation
    • Lower blood/sugar for diabetic patients
    • Aids in better sleep
    • Increased range of motion in muscles
    • Loosens tight muscles
    • Relieves tired and aching muscles
    • Increases flexibility and range of motion
    • Diminishes chronic pain
    • Calms the nervous system
    • Lowers blood pressure
    • Lowers heart rate
    • Enhances skin tone
    • Assists in recovery from injuries and illness
    • Strengthens the immune system
    • Reduces tension headaches

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    • How often should I receive a massage?

      For preventative care or stress management massages, one massage per month is common. For injury relief or to relieve debilitating chronic tension, weekly sessions may be necessary. If you have a question about the frequency of your massages, please bring it up with your therapist.

    • What should I wear for my massage?

      This is a common worry for first-time massage clients. Our therapists will work with you, without judgment, in whatever level of dress you feel most comfortable with. You should undress to your personal level of comfort. Most clients prefer to be completely undressed, while some prefer to keep undergarments on. Clients will always be draped in a sheet/blanket to keep you warm and maintain modesty. In some situations you may only need to remove clothing on just the upper or lower half of the body should you be receiving a focused massage. Whatever the circumstance simply discuss any concerns you may have with your therapist and after you have agreed to the plan for your massage session, your therapist will excuse themselves and you will be able to undress and prepare privately before your session starts.

    • How long will the session last?

      We offer a variety of massage options, including 30, 60, and 90 minute massages. If you are a new patient, these times may include some paperwork and a conversation with your therapist about your massage preferences and healthcare needs.

    • How much should I tip?

      Gratuity is at your own discretion. Should you feel your therapist offered you an exceptional service please feel free to show them your appreciation in the form of a tip. We have done our best to make it easy and comfortable for you to show your gratitude. You can use the envelope in the massage room privately or add a tip to your receipt when checking out with a credit card. Members of our Monthly Massage Club who have credit cards stored on file can mark the tip amount on the card in the massage room and place it in the envelope in the room or simply set up a recurring amount when signing up for the club.

    • What should I do during my massage?

       

      Make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you how to move throughout the session. Many people close their eyes and completely relax. Feel free to let your therapist know if you would like deeper or lighter pressure. Some clients enjoy conversation with their therapist; others wish to rest and remain quiet. The choice is yours.

    • Do you provide massage therapy to minors?

      People of all ages can benefit from therapeutic massage. Minors (children under 18) must be accompanied by or have the consent of a parent or guardian via a written minor consent form.

    • Does my insurance company cover my massage?

      Each case is different, but if therapeutic massage is a medical necessity for you, we will work to help you gain the maximum benefit from your insurance company. Typically those involved in an auto accident can receive prescribed massage sessions while recovering from your injuries. Your massage therapy could also be applied to a health savings account or flexible spending account with a recommendation written by one of our doctors. Please feel free to contact us with your specific questions about insurance coverage.

    • Other questions?

      We are here for you. Please ask in person at your next massage session, give us a call, or send us an email. We will get back to you promptly.

      Thank you for choosing massage therapy at Bloomington Wellness Center.

      Schedule online here.

     

    Pricing, Promotion, And Insurance

     

    $59 INTRODUCTORY MASSAGE

    Massage therapy at BWC is offering an introductory massage session to all new clients. If you are an established client of Bloomington Wellness Center’s massage services and would like to try a new therapist, this introductory session is still valid for you. This introductory massage discount cannot be combined with other offers. Tax and gratuity are not included. When scheduling your session please request the $59 Intro Massage session.

    $59 MONTHLY MASSAGE CLUB

    Looking for a simple, relaxing and affordable way to reduce your stress? BWC has the perfect thing for you—join our Monthly Massage Club. With just a six month commitment of just $59 per month you will receive a 60 minute massage session scheduled at a convenient time for you each month. You will also receive substantial discounts for all other massage services during your membership. You will also receive additoinal massages at a discount throughout the month: 30 minute massages ($35), 60 minute massages ($60) or 90 minute massages ($85).

    One time or monthly upgrade from 60 to 90 minute sessions is an additional $25. All 60 & 90 minute massages include hot towels or stones at no additional charge, talk to your therapist about these options.

     

    MASSAGE PRICES & DISCOUNT PACKAGES*

     

    SINGLE

    (1) 30 minute massage – $45

    (1) 60 minute massage – $75

    (1) 90 minute massage – $95

     

    6-PACK

    (6) 30 minute massages – $240 ($40ea)

    (6) 60 minute massages – $390 ($65ea)

    (6) 90 minute massages – $510 ($85ea)

    30 – Minute Reflexology – $35 (upgrade with any table massage)

     

    CHAIR MASSAGE

    $1/minute up to 20 minutes

    *tax additional on all pricing

     

    REFERRAL THANK YOU GIFT**

    Refer a friend, and if they write your name on the intake form we will add $15 on your account to use toward your next massage. It’s our way of saying thank you for sending your friends and family. (**Not valid with other promotions or discounts)

     

    HEATH & INJURY INSURANCE AND HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

    Each case is different, but if therapeutic massage is a medical necessity for you, we will work with you to help you gain the maximum possible benefit from your insurance company. Your massage therapy could also be applied to a health savings account or flexible spending account. Please feel free to contact us with your specific questions about insurance coverage.

     

     

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