Massage

Welcome to Fenway Health’s Massage Department

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body such as muscles as well as connective tissue for the purpose of normalizing those tissues. It consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement or assisted movement of the body. Ice or heat may be applied to specific muscles.

Massage has been shown to increase range of motion and flexibility. It can increase feelings of wellness, calm, relaxation, and a sense of belonging as well as increasing an awareness of the mind-body connection. Our massage therapist is trained in several types of massage, and would be happy to discuss any questions clients may have prior to booking an appointment.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Boosting the body’s immune system functioning
  • Cancer-related fatigue and nausea in chemotherapy patients
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Easing alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Increased range of motion
  • Posture through changing tension patterns that affect posture
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles and sprained ligaments, and reduction in
  • Pain and swelling related to such injuries
  • Reduction in the formation of excessive scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
  • Relief of muscle spasms
  • Reducing post-operative pain
  • Stress reduction
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Appointments

617.927.6000

Ansin Building

1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Hours

  • 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
    Monday – Friday

A Note About Insurance Coverage

Although many insurance companies cover certain complementary treatments, please be sure to call your insurance company and ask if they cover the service you want.