SANTÉ Aesthetics and Wellness -  - Medical Aesthetics

SANTÉ Aesthetics and Wellness

Medical Aesthetics located in Portland, OR

Massage has the power to relax muscles, relieve stress and tension, and promote healing throughout your body. Marcea Wiggins, ND, and the team at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness have extensive experience in many massage techniques, which they use to customize each patient’s therapy. Whether you need a massage to relax, relieve the pain of muscle knots, or boost your overall health, call the office in Portland, Oregon, or book an appointment online.

Massage Q & A

What health benefits will I gain from massage?

Massage is excellent for producing deep relaxation and helping you destress, but that’s only one of its therapeutic benefits. Massage promotes your health by:

  • Increasing circulation
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Reducing pain
  • Stimulating healing
  • Improving flexibility
  • Boosting range of motion
  • Relieving muscle tension
  • Strengthening your immune system

Massage also alters brain activity in ways that nurture a state of calmness.  

What health conditions benefit from massage?

Massage promotes the healing of most musculoskeletal conditions, from soft tissue injuries and lower back pain, to body-wide pain syndromes like fibromyalgia. It’s used to treat many health conditions such as headaches, anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, and diabetes.

What are the different types of massage?

The highly skilled massage therapists at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness specialize in many types of massage, including Swedish massage, trigger point massage, and hot stone massage.

These are just a few examples of the unique forms of massage available at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness:

Thai massage

During a Thai massage, your massage therapist moves you into different yoga-like positions, then uses a deep rhythmic pressure that stretches your body while also pressing or massaging along Sen lines, which correspond to Chinese Qi or energy meridians targeted during acupuncture.

This type of massage is similar to a yoga class in that it’s performed on a floor mat while you’re dressed. One session typically lasts at least two hours.

Medical massage

Medical massage is prescribed by your doctor to target areas of your body affected by a health condition.

Sports massage

A sports massage helps to improve flexibility and performance, prevent injuries, and heal muscles. Many techniques are employed during a sports massage, depending on your physical needs.


Reflexology consists of applying pressure to precise areas of your feet, hands, and ears that correspond to specific organs and body systems. Studies show that reflexology helps alleviate pain, anxiety, and depression.

Burn scar massage

This is a highly specialized massage to help burn survivors. It’s customized for each patient, using a combination of techniques, such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and lymphatic massage. Burn scar massage improves mobility, increases blood flow, releases scar tissue, and relieves itching.

Shiatsu massage

Shiatsu massage is described as acupuncture without needles. It focuses on acupuncture points, but instead of inserting needles, your therapist uses kneading, manual acupressure, tapping, and stretching techniques to restore the flow of your Qi energy.

To learn more about the different types of massage available at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness, call the office or use online booking to schedule an appointment.

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