Massage Clinic

Students are trained to recognize indications, contraindications and limitations while interviewing clients. They are also trained to recognize the physiological effects of the applied techniques. The student clinic is a place where students will practice their skills in the interview, assessment, and treatment planning process to provide a safe and nurturing practice environment. Services provided in your Treatment Plan may include a combination of the modalities described in the table below:

Services Description
 Swedish Massage  Swedish massage consists of a specific set of massage movements: effleurage, or sliding movements; petrissage, or kneading movements; tapotement or rhythmic movements, cross fiber friction, percussion and manipulating the muscle belly. It traditionally also includes passive and active joint movements, stretching and bending joints with the assistance of the massage therapist.
 Integrated Eastern & Western Massage  Integrative massage strategies for addressing health and well-being.  This hybrid style of massage brings together traditional Eastern medical knowledge with western understandings of massage and the human body.  Student massage therapists will work on your acupressure points and meridian lines as well as your muscles and joints.  They will treat the whole you--mind, body, and spirit.
 Deep Tissue Massage  Deep tissue massage focuses on stretching fascia, a three-dimensional web of connective tissue that surrounds, supports and penetrates all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Deep tissue massage works layer by layer through connective tissue and muscles down to the deepest accessible layers to change posture and create freedom of movement by releasing fascial adhesions and chronic muscle contracture. Adhesions and scar tissue form in muscles because of injury, chronic poor posture, chronic or acute inflammation and repetitive motions. Deep tissue massage therapists use their fingers, thumbs, fists, forearms and elbows to stretch each muscle and fascia layer.
Sports Massage  Sports massage is the science and art of applying specific massage techniques to maintain the health of the athlete and to enhance athletic performance. Orthopedic Massage is defined as a broad spectrum of techniques used to treat soft tissue dysfunction associated with the musculoskeletal system.  This comprehensive approach is an integration of trigger point therapy, deep transverse frictioning, myofascial and muscle energy techniques to treat pain and injuries.  It is useful in helping the athlete recover from strenuous sports activity & can help to prevent over-use injuries which are the most common of all sports injuries. 

Contact Information

Rehabilitative Health Info Tech: (401) 851-1672

Appointments are necessary and may be scheduled only during the clinic semester from May - July
(401) 851-1723

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Last Updated: 8/1/17