What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy uses touch to help relax muscles. Massage can lower stress and help you feel calmer. Massage affects your whole body, especially your muscles, bones, and circulation; as well as your lymphatic and nervous systems.

What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

Massage can help your body function at its best and improve overall health and wellness. It has many specific therapeutic effects, including the following:

  • helps your muscle tissue repair itself
  • improves circulation and lymphatic systems
  • lowers stress and anxiety
  • helps joint mobility and flexibility
  • creates a sense of well-being
  • reduces muscle stiffness and soreness
  • relaxes overly tight and stretched muscles (called hypertonic muscles)
  • stimulates the nervous system and increases body awareness
  • improves your circulatory and lymphatic systems and boosts your immune system
  • softens and reduces scar tissue

Types of Massage

At the South Jordan Health Center, we offer several different types of massage that focus on your individual needs. 

We also have add-on options to better customize and enhance your wellness experience. 

The following is a list of our offered services:

Clinical massage—a customized massage designed to ease discomfort and pain caused by overuse, inflammation, and other chronic issues. Clinical massage uses a variety of techniques.

  • 60 minutes: $60
  • 90 minutes: $75

Localized massage—this type of massage focuses on individual conditions in one or two areas of your body. Massage therapists use a combination of both firm and soft movements to break down tension, release adhesions (internal scar tissue), and ease pain and discomfort. 

  • 30 minutes: $35

Express massage—this type of massage usually targets one area on your head, back, shoulders, neck, arms, legs, hands, or feet. Pay by the minute to focus on those areas of everyday stress. 

  • 5-15 minutes: $1/minute

Prenatal massage—this massage helps pregnant women reduce stress and improve their relaxation and overall wellness. 

  • 30 minutes: $35
  • 60 minutes: $60

Oncology massage—this type of massage safely works on patients who have complications from cancer and cancer treatment. This massage is designed to relieve depression, anxiety, pain, fatigue, and nausea. It can also help cancer patients feel more relaxed, rejuvenated, and improve their quality of life. 

  • Huntsman Cancer Institute patients get special prices. Ask about pricing.

Add-On Services

Cryotherapy—during cryotherapy, your massage therapist will place cold marble stones in specific areas along your neck, face, and scalp. Your massage therapist will also use essential oils, which may help reduce inflammation and excess blood flow that can cause built up pressure. For some patients, cryotherapy is a good treatment for headaches and migraine pain. 

  • $15

Hand or foot treatment—this treatment combines a salt scrub, deep moisturizing cream, and heated towels to naturally soothe your skin and hydrate and refresh tired hands or feet. 

  • $15

Aromatherapy—aromatherapy uses essential oils to lower stress and create a feeling of well-being and relaxation. 

  • $15

Reflexology—reflexology massages areas on your feet, hands, and ears. Your massage therapist will use essential oils to enhance your overall experience. 

  • $15

Scalp treatment—energize and revitalize your scalp using sweet orange and peppermint essential oils combined with hot oil and deep conditioning treatment. These oils nourish and hydrate your hair and scalp. 

  • $20

Hot stone—placing hot stones directly on your body may help relax and soothe your muscles, letting your therapist access deeper muscle layers. Heated stones expand blood vessels, which may help your body heal. Hot stones also have a calming effect that may help relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and promote deep relaxation. (We only offer 90-minute treatments for hot stones). 

  • $20

How to Schedule a Massage Appointment

We offer massage appointments Monday—Saturday. To schedule a massage, please call us at 801-213-4500.

Costs

University of Utah employees receive a $10 discount off of 60 minute massages.

Please call to find out other prices.

Will My Insurance Cover a Massage?

We do not bill insurance for these services. You must pay for your massage at the time of your appointment.

Providers

Massage Therapists

Michele Clegg

Casey Humphreys

Tammie Sparks