Massage Therapy Program provides warm, welcoming, safe and professional environment

Massage Therapy team

UK HealthCare’s Massage Therapy Program, part of UK Integrative Medicine & Health, strives to provide a warm, welcoming, safe and professional environment. We strive to cultivate a program where patients can come and feel confident that they are in good hands, and that their massage therapy goals will be met. 

Members of the massage therapy team recently spoke about the benefits of the program.

Tell us about the massage therapy team and its collective expertise? 

The seven members of our team have over 80 years of combined experience and education, along with the specialty training and certifications of Hospital-Based Massage, Oncology Massage, Reiki, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Orthopedic, Sports, and Prenatal Massage, Swedish, Relaxation, and Therapeutic Massage. Each session, we offer complimentary hot towel and aromatherapy services as well.

What are some of the major benefits of massage therapy?

Some major benefits include non-pharmacological interventions for pain relief, anxiety and depression, overuse injuries, along with interventions for headaches, lower back pain, TMJ, neck pain and whiplash-related symptoms, stress reduction, well-being, and overall activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest” rather than “fight or flight”).

What type of UK HealthCare patients can benefit most from massage therapy?

UK HealthCare patients from any area can benefit from massage therapy. The beauty of massage is that we meet people where they are in their health journey, whether or not that place is complex. Our ability, as a massage team, to make the appropriate adjustments for each person enables us to assist the patients at UK HealthCare in a unique and meaningful way. 

Who is eligible for massage therapy at UK HealthCare? Is it open to anyone?

Massage Therapy at UK Integrative Medicine & Health is open to anyone and everyone, whether they’re associated with UK as a patient, staff, employee, provider, or are outside of UK. We are open to all.

Why is UK HealthCare's clinic the best option for massage therapy? What sets us apart?

What sets us apart as a massage therapy option is our team, first and foremost. The dedication, professionalism, care for each patient, care for each other, and care for UK HealthCare, enable us to provide the best massage experience that we possibly can. Our clinic is amazing, restorative, peaceful, and therapeutic, and it is located on the main UK HealthCare campus.

We are located on the third floor of the Whitney-Hendrickson building and accept appointments Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (new extended hours!);Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Is there anything else you'd like the community to know about the UK HealthCare massage therapy program?

UK HealthCare Integrative Medicine & Health’s massage therapy program is committed to patient care, evidence-based medicine, supporting the staff and each other, and creating a safe space in which everyone feels welcomed and taken care of while receiving massage. 

To schedule an appointment with a UK HealthCare massage therapist, call 859-323-4325. For more information, click here to visit our website.

This content was produced by UK HealthCare Brand Strategy.