Types of Massage


At Mahaska Health Partnership, we consider massage to be an important part of the healing process. Numerous studies have shown that stress has an adverse effect on the body’s ability to heal, which means providing patients with a relaxing massage should be in everyone’s health plan! Massage is an effective treatment for not only reducing stress, but reducing pain and muscle tension as well.

You don’t have to be a patient to take advantage of the health benefits of massage – if you’re looking for a great massage in Oskaloosa or Mahaska County, schedule an appointment for a relaxation or deep tissue massage. Or, schedule a chair massage party which we offer offsite for small groups! Call 64.672.3181 for more information.

Types of Massage

Chair Massage – Sit in a specially designed chair while one of our trained massage therapists gives you a Swedish massage with long, rolling strokes to work out tension.

Relaxation & Deep Tissue Massage – When an experienced massage therapist increases pressure for a deep tissue massage, it can help ease chronic muscle tension, reduce pain, improve joint circulation, increase flexibility, reduce fatigue, and even boost the immune system, promoting faster healing. These massages may be especially beneficial for sports injuries. However, never hesitate to ask your massage therapist to go easy on the pressure – at no point should your massage be uncomfortable.

Reflexology – Based on the idea that certain areas of the ears, hands and feet are connected by nerves to other parts of the body, reflexology applies pressure to these areas to relieve pain in their corresponding parts. This type of massage may be especially beneficial for patients who cannot comfortably receive other types of massages due to IV’s or monitoring devices.

Prenatal Massage -  Give the gift every mother-to-be wants: relaxation! Our massage therapists are specially trained to give baby-friendly massages. We even have a prenatal massage pillow, featuring a baby-bump cutout, so mothers can finally get in some tummy-time.