At Banner Desert Medical Center, therapeutic massage is performed by credentialed and licensed massage therapists.
We offer this service at our Oasis Spa, which is open to the public. Learn more about Oasis Spa
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy helps integrate the mind, body, emotions and spirit through a calming and caring touch. Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy that combines science and art. Practitioners learn specific techniques for massage and use their sense of touch to determine the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems.
What are the benefits of massage?
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being as well as to:
- enhance self-esteem
- boost circulatory and immune systems
- lower blood pressure
- improve circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone
- diminish stress, tension, pain, nausea and anxiety
- get a good night's sleep
- decrease back, neck and shoulder pain
Massage for Cancer Patients
Banner Desert Cancer Center provides free massage therapy for oncology patients. We work with individual preferences and needs to determine whether a light touch or a more firm, medium or heavy pressure should be used. Therapy may include a light lotion application.