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Massage Therapy: Meet Our Leadership
Massage Therapy is a form of therapy that uses the gentle application of systematic touch, focusing on specific areas of the body, or the whole body, for the purpose of promoting healing and relaxation. Some of the major goals of massage therapy include promoting relaxation, reducing stress, relieving tension and/or pain, increasing circulation of blood and lymph, promoting feelings of safety/comfort/well-being, enhancing self-esteem, and reducing anxiety/depression.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Massage therapists provide services to children of all ages with varying diagnoses and functional problems. These include cystic fibrosis, asthma, sickle cell disease, limb salvage, migraine headaches, seizures, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, heart transplant, burns, various orthopedic conditions, arthritis, detox patients, feeding disorders, and any patient with anxiety, depression and in need of comfort or end of life care.
The goal of Massage Therapy (MT) is to promote deep relaxation and stress reduction, relieve muscle tension/stiffness in joints, relieve acute or chronic pain, strengthen the immune system, increase circulation of blood, promote feeling of safety/comfort/well-being, enhance self-esteem, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage therapist works with the patient and family to identify treatment goals for the Care Plan. Most MT treatments are 30 minutes in length.