Massage Therapy

Used alone or as a complement to other therapies, massage therapy can help in a variety of ways—treating painful muscles, improving circulation, increasing joint flexibility, and reducing mental and physical fatigue. It is also used to treat chronic pain, decrease anxiety, support immune function and help as sports injuries and other muscle stress or trauma heal.

At Mary Greeley Medical Center, massage therapy is offered by the Rehab & Wellness department both at the Medical Arts Building in Ames and at Lifetime Fitness Center in Story City.

Types of Massage Therapy at Mary Greeley Medical Center

There are a number of different types of massage therapy, each with a different focus. They include:

  • Swedish massage, used to improve circulation and promote relaxation, focuses on gentle to mild pressure.
  • Deep-tissue massage, which involves varying degrees of pressure to target deep muscle tissue in problem areas
  • Reflexology applies pressure to reflex areas of the feet, restoring the body's natural balance and encouraging healing throughout.
  • Prenatal massage works to help alleviate some of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Specially designed equipment comfortably supports the mother-to-be.
  • Hot stone massage uses Swedish massage strokes and smooth, heated stones for a deeply soothing, relaxing massage that helps tight muscles release. (Not always available.)

Cost

Half Hour
$38 for a 30-minute session

$48 Hot Stone Massage

Hour
$58 for a 60-minute session

$68 Hot Stone Massage 

Discounts

All Mary Greeley Medical Center employees, Lifetime Fitness Center members and Prime Time Alive members enjoy a 15 percent discount on massage therapy. The discount may not be applied to the purchase of massage packages, gift certificates or promotional specials.

Gift certificates are available.

Appointments

Massage Therapy Locations
Rehab & Wellness at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames

Lifetime Fitness Center in Story City.

Appointment Requests
You may request an appointment online, or call 515-239-6770 for an appointment in Ames, or 515-733-4029 for an appointment in Story City.

Learn More About Massage Therapy

What exactly happens during massage therapy, and why is it so effective at treating a range of conditions? Read this article to find out some basics and if massage therapy might work for you.

Request an Appointment

Ames: 515-239-6770
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Medical Arts Building
1015 Duff Ave.

Story City: 515-733-4029
Story City Community Health Center
812 Elm Ave.

Request an Appointment Online

Additional Resources

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