Massage & Wraps

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. The massage providers 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.

Wraps are also now available from our new provider Christy. See below for details. 

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 offered at Sante?

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

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

Customized Pressure Massage 
These  treatments at Santé are customized to best suit your needs. Massage therapy can ease strained muscles and chronic pain. Slow, focused strokes, strong knuckle and elbow work break down adhesions and improve range of motion. Your therapist will ensure the pressure is comfortable for your conditions.

The Swedish massage is one of the most common types of massages you can get. It is performed with the intent to energize the body and improve overall health. This type of massage involves actions like percussion, kneading, vibration, tapping and rolling. Massage oil or lotion is used to protect the skin from friction.

Deep Tissue
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage may be therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.

Hot Stone Massage
A stone massage uses smooth, flat, and heated rocks to glide over your muscles and release tension throughout the body. They may also be placed at key points on the body to extend relief as your session continues.

Medical & Sports
Medical & sports massage, including for MVAs (motor vehicle accidents) is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment. It is also known as clinical massage or treatment massage.

Maternal or Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. 

Reflexology (30 min - Add-On)

Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists believe to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body.

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