Massage therapy at VAMT is a beneficial practice in relaxation, pain relief, immunity, stress and so much more.
VAMT has created a massage experience to assist you in reconnecting with yourself and the world around you. You will be welcomed by warm colors, a cozy bed and a comforting and highly trained therapist. We invite you to our haven and give you space to unwind and breath so you can take time for yourself. We offer the following types of massage:
- Deep tissue
- Pre and post-natal
- Lymphatic drainage
- Sports massage
The benefits of massage therapy
- Alleviates low-back pain
- Improves range of motion
- Assists with labor and may shorten hospital stays
- Enhances immunity
- Stretches weak and tight muscles
- Helps athletes prepare and recover
- Increases joint flexibility
- Reduces spasms and cramping
- Lessens depression and anxiety
- Improves post-surgery healing
- Releases endorphins
- Relieves migraine pain
Massage therapy FAQ
How long will the massage be?
We offer 30, 60 or 90 minute massages in a variety of styles.
What types of massages do you offer?
All kinds! Currently we offer therapeutic, deep tissue, Swedish, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage and sports massage.
Do I have to take off all my clothes?
This is completely up to you. We invite patients to undress to their comfort level. The massage typically starts under a blanket and there is draping provided throughout. Please communicate any hesitations with your therapist.
Do I leave a tip?
A tip is never expected, however, greatly appreciated
How much pressure do you use?
Our therapists work within your comfort range. Communicate throughout the massage if you would like more or less pressure. If you are holding your breath, chances are the pressure is too intense.
Did you go to school to be a massage therapist?
Yes. The city of St.Paul requires 500 hours of schooling from a massage school and a city license. Most schools offer education in multiple modalities of massage and courses range from CPR to anatomy, ethics, business and more.