Massage therapy is manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health & well-being. There are many of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).
People seek massage therapy for many reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. At Northwestern, you are not simply going to a massage school – you are studying to be a healthcare professional who provides massage therapy.
While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:
Relaxation massage – also known as Swedish massage; practiced in settings like spas, wellness centers and resorts
Rehabilitative massage – also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage; practiced in many settings like clinics, hospitals and chiropractic offices
Our therapists are skilled in many modalities of bodywork. Please indicate your body concerns and issues to your therapist and the right massage will be tailored just for you.