Massage Therapy
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage TherapyTherapeutic Massage is the mobilization of soft tissue using effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, compression, vibration, stretching, superficial hot and cold applications, topical applications that involves movement either by hand, forearm, elbow, or foot.

Massage therapy may use the external application and use of herbal or chemical preparations such as: salts, powders, liquids, non-prescription creams, mechanical devises such as T-bars, thumpers, body support systems, heat lamps, hot and cold packs, salt glow or hydrotherapy.
Therapeutic massage can include energy work, movement therapy; massage technology, myotherapy, massotherapy, oriental massage techniques, craniosacral, structural integration, polarity therapy and Myofascial.
Massage Therapy is important to help keep your body toned, stress free, healthy and strong.
What are the benefits?
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Enhanced muscle tone
  • Relief of muscle spasm and soreness
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility
  • Reduced edema
  • Increased lymphatic drainage
  • Improved texture and tone of the skin
  • Improved digestion and sleep
  • General relaxation and reduced levels of anxiety
  • Feelings of rejuvenation and a general sense of well-being
  • Mind, body, and soul
Conditions that may be helped include:
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Circulatory conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Massage Techniques
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Patient Comments...
"Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!" 
"I was so relaxed after the massage, I had the best nap afterwards, and the best sleep I’ve had in years. Thanks!" 
"Good... very, very good." 
"Can’t say enough how much this kind of touch heals and how much good it does, a lot better then a new pill!!  Human Touch!" 
"Very powerful work." 
"I feel like I’m flying!" 
"It was great; very relaxing."
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If you are interested in having a massage while a patient at Hartford Hospital, or for more information, please contact Integrative Medicine at (860) 972-4444 or e-mail
To make an appointment for a massage session, or for more information, please call (860) 972-4444 or e-mail