Utah Massage Therapy

Utah Massage Therapy

Most people are familiar with massage therapy, but did you know that there are many different levels of massage therapy? We recently read an article that stated that “… sending your wife to a spa for the afternoon can make her feel absolutely wonderful.”   As readers may know, Utah County Reviews is on a search for the best massage therapists in Utah! Because we’re not experts in this field, we need your help.

First off, let’s all be aware of the different types of massage.  In addition to the “deep tissue” massage that many are familiar with, massage therapists in Utah are often trained to do shallow massages that don’t hurt as much, localized massages on certain trouble spots, as well as Lymphatic massage, a very light touch massage that is designed to relax surface muscles and stimulate the Lymph system, thus helping the body rid itself of toxins.

One of the products that one Utah Day Spa recommended was a core basic orthopedic water pillow. The pillow is great for proper neck support. The cotton fiber cushion surrounds a removable water chamber that can be adjusted to meet your comfort needs. The water panel prevents water from flowing into the center of the pillow. Instead, the more water you add, the firmer the neck lobe becomes. This water pillow cradles the head in water, while firmly supporting the neck.

If a water pillow just isn’t enough though, what’s is the next best option?

Deep tissue massage is fairly common in Utah, but is it really the best for your needs?

Deep Tissue Massage is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to realign the fibres and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.

Here are a list of other massages you can find an Utah County salons and day spas:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Relaxation or Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Are question for Utah County readers and tourists in Utah:

Where can you find the best massage therapist for each of these treatments?

Comments

  1. Joe Kader says:

    In Provo a great massage place to go is Therapeutic Massage and Wellness, located at 238 N University Ave. (801) 373-3484, Since I like deep tissue in my stressed muscles this is my favorite place. They also offer Swedish, acupressure, body raps, structural integration and more. Janece, Carmell and Nicole are great.

  2. Thanks Joe, for helping us discover a new hidden treasure in Happy Valley – we’ll contact them to do an interview – stay tune for more information about that company!

  3. I just received a massage at the Provo College Massage Therapy school and it was great! They were very professional and very good. A full body massage is just $20.00. Such a great deal! I highly recommend them!

  4. Awesome! Is that $20 for a full hour? If so, sign me up for once a week!

    Thanks for the great review Amber!

  5. This guy is absolutely amazing. He charges $45 for 60 min. But until the end of the year it’s only $30. So I figured why not? He combines things from a bunch of types of massage to make it more effective for each persons wants and needs. He uses hot towels which made it even more relaxing. He took what I said I liked, and what he knew would fix my problems the best, and gave me the best massage I have ever had! I recommend him to everyone I know.

  6. Thanks for the great feedback Jon. We look forward to interviewing Utah Massage Therapy companies in the coming months.

  7. What is the name of this massage therapist?

  8. Kelly Call has a clinic in his home in Springville, but does a lot of on-site work for groups of people training for events – like the 2002 Olympics he worked on the US Long Track Speed Skating team. His best therapy style is a combination of deep tissue and cranio-sacral. His cell # is 801 360 6583

  9. I’m a runner and triathlete and I always go to Trudy Barnes in American Fork, UT after a race. Her knowledge and expertise is amazing! Her therapy reaches far beyond just traditional massage and really is integrative healing. She combines cranial sacral therapy (amazingly relaxing), massage therapy, and can even get into the emotional release therapy if needed. I highly recommend her services!

    Dave

  10. Rachel Frazier says:

    Dave, thanks for the reference, I just booked a massage with Trudy and look forward to meeting her. She seemseems highly skilled and is located pretty close to me.

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