Franciscan Health Fitness Centers offers massage therapy performed by qualified certified massage therapists. Let our massage therapists help reduce muscle fatigue after your workout or reduce the stress of the day. Massage can be an important part of your health and wellness plan.

Did you know that besides relaxation, massage can also help promote healthy skin, improve circulation and joint mobility, reduce stress and anxiety and aid in the treatment and prevention of multiple conditions?

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Relaxation Massage
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Therapists use a combination of five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, to manipulate the body’s soft tissues. The benefits of a Swedish massage may include general relaxation, increased flexibility, relief from muscular tension, decreased muscular discomfort, and improved circulation.
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Swedish Massage
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Deep Tissue Massage
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This type of massage incorporates greater pressure to reach deeper muscular layers. Deep-tissue massage concentrates on areas of tension and alleviates pain. This is beneficial for those who have been involved in heavy physical activity and may be recommended by a physician.
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Deep Tissue Massage
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Sports Massage
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Sports Massage combines traditional massage with a variety of compressions, and stretches focusing on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport.
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Sports Massage
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Hot Stone Massage
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Depending on your individual needs, hot stone therapy can unlock tension deep within the muscles, relieve stress or help you achieve total relaxation.
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Ear Candling
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This centuries-old practice is used to relieve pressure, wax build-up and inner-ear blockage. The treatment involves soothing facial massage, followed by placing a slow-burning cylinder gently into your ear. The cylinder is then lit at the opposite end to create a vacuum. You experience no discomfort whatsoever as the vacuum helps to soothe and relax your ear.
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Pre-Post Natal Massage
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This therapy encompasses massage work done during pregnancy and postpartum. Many of the techniques are similar to what you experience during a regular therapeutic massage session, but they are tailored to the needs of the mother and her current phase of pregnancy. The mother will be positioned to help relieve pressure on the back, pelvis, hips, and abdomen. The goal of perinatal massage is also very similar to that of a regular massage session: loosen the strain on muscles and joints, promote relaxation, decrease stress hormones, and increase blood and lymphatic circulation. Perinatal massage can also help facilitate a more naturally progressive, relaxed, and at times, faster labor. A release from a Medical Professional is required for Pre and Post Natal Massages
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Relaxation Massage
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With the client fully clothed, the therapist uses distinctive light-touch techniques (pressure is about the weight of a nickel) to release tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and aid in the improvement of whole-body health. A Craniosacral Therapy session can be used alone or combined with other massage therapies. Appropriate for migraines and headaches, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, stress and more.
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Craniosacral Therapy
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Relaxation Massage
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With the client fully clothed, this Swedish style massage is for individuals that have a sedentary lifestyle or a sedentary job. Benefits include increased energy, flexibility, and range of motion. Cream or oil would only be used on exposed skin such as the hands and feet.
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Massages, which are by appointment only, are available for both members and non-members. Please call the Franciscan Health Fitness Center in Chesterton at (219) 983-9832 to schedule an appointment.

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Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: By appointment only, call 708-755-3SPA (3772)

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