The squad of athletic trainers, physical therapists, and exercise physiologists at Worcester Physical Therapy Services work to restore their clients to sound health. Regardless of the issue at hand—healing after an injury, coping with a chronic condition, or returning to everyday activities after surgery—patients can rely on the practice's highly trained staff to guide them through the recovery process. Each treatment plan is customized to the individual, whose regimen may include services as varied as laser therapy and personal fitness training.
Before she became a licensed massage therapist, Connie Dale learned how to reduce tension and ease repetitive injuries at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. She uses that education and her experience to mitigate aliments ranging from shin splints and tennis elbow to carpal tunnel syndrome. Connie can also treat frozen shoulder—a condition that hampers mobility and often occurs when a snowman gives you a massage. In addition to reducing headaches, fibromyalgia pain, and tight muscles with Swedish and deep tissue techniques, she also treats children and soothes cancer patients. Connie's also been known to visit hospitals and Special Olympics events to give patients and competitors relaxing chair massages.
Licensed massage therapist Lourdes McAlexander uses light-to-deep pressure to promote healing and relaxation throughout the body. The light kneading and warm friction of the Swedish massage release muscle tension, while hot-stone therapy glides heated stones over muscles to promote blood flow and melt stress into a gooey puddle. Expectant mothers gain release from swelling and cramping during the pregnancy massage, and athletes can prevent injury through the sports massage or by wearing the most advanced helmet during tennis matches. While undergoing a body mollycoddling, clients can enjoy the sights of abundant and verdant plants inside treatment rooms, as well as grayish purple walls that can ameliorate boredom of white and taupe room dividers.
Though he isn't a surgeon or a power-lifter, David John Bruneau has spent more than 1,000 hours learning about the body's muscles. The licensed massage therapist dedicates his hands to alleviating general tension, recurring aches, and ailments at Serenity Massage & Bodywork. His modalities range from familiar Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to more specialized kneads, such as the slow strokes of lymphatic-drainage massage and the maneuvers of craniosacral therapy, which can calm angry sinuses better than a kleenex printed with lullabies.
By combining different disciplines into his treatments, David can address a variety of symptoms. As the maladies he treats are often chronic, he encourages long-term trust between him and his clients; according to the testimonials on his site, some clients have been visiting him for more than 10 years, and some drive nearly an hour to get there.
There are more than 1,300 species of acacia trees in the world, known for the medicinal quality of their leaves. It’s this sense of holistic healing that Mildred Benitez hopes to evoke with her soothing massage therapy. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Mildred can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes, or use deep-tissue strokes to access lower-layer aches. Pre- and postnatal therapies are also available for expectant mothers and those who play them on TV.
A Time for Healing Natural Wellness Practice's staff believes that its massage services are a crucial part of their clients' journey to wellness. Through treatments ranging from soothing Swedish massage to more restorative therapeutic sessions, clients find healing whether they are simply seeking a relaxing experience or looking for liberation from chronic pain do to injury, overuse, or sleeping walking into walls. Clients can also attend workshops to learn techniques for self-massage, so they can continue the healing at home.
The massage therapists at Herb Spa don’t focus on offering a head-spinning selection of services—instead, they give their undivided attention to making sure their techniques are highly effective. Both therapeutic and Swedish massage styles are employed to melt away stress and ease body aches, and a deep-tissue massage focuses on releasing deep-set knots within the muscles. Therapists help to further eliminate muscle aches with the use of water-heated hot stones, which aim to expand constricted vessels by increasing blood flow. To release built-up energy within the body, the studio's team relies on pressure-point therapy and singing Motown classics while massaging feet during reflexology sessions.