Lakeside Women's Hospital

Massage Therapy

Patient Massages

Lakeside OB and surgery patients receive a complimentary 15-minute massage during their stay in the hospital. Infants receive a complimentary 10-minute massage before discharge. Lakeside inpatients may schedule an additional massage to be performed in the patient’s room during their stay.

Infant Massage

The relationship between a parent and baby is enhanced and strengthened through the nurturing touch of infant massage. Studies have shown, early psychological and sensory input is a very vital step in facilitating the development of infants. Understanding infant massage and starting healthy loving touch early in life may improve parenting and family life as well.

Pregnancy (pre and post natal)

Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs. It is also called pre-natal massage. Pregnancy massage differs from regular massage in that it requires the mother’s body to be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Also, some massage techniques, such as deep tissue work, cannot be used. Certain areas of the body should be avoided during pregnancy.

Swedish Massages

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are light touch, kneading, rhythmic tapping,compression and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis over a period of weeks.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “trigger points”).

Where and When

Massages are performed at the Northshore building located at 10900 Hefner Pointe Drive (Hefner Pointe office complex) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 405-418-0308 to schedule your massage.