Acupressure is a style of meridian treatment and neuromuscular therapy. Pressure is applied to acu-points to promote healing and relaxation. The actual pressing applied to the body increases blood and lymph circulation, removing metabolic waste and bringing nutrients to the muscles. Because no oil is used, you can receive this treatment fully dressed.Previous Return Next
Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a technique used to balance the Cranio-Sacral rhythm (CSR). Therapists look for the discrepancies in the rate, amplitude, symmetry, and quality of the CSR. Using gentle compression, therapists help realign the skull bones and stretch the underlying membranes. This can clear up the discomforts of TMJ disorder, nasal congestion, and headaches.Previous Return Next
Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a technique that uses a light pumping action over the lymph nodes to increase lymph flow. With an increase of lymph flow the immune function is increased. Lymphatic Drainage massage is excellent for anyone who has had lymph nodes removed or has edema.Previous Return Next
Prenatal Massage helps to relieve the physical discomfort and emotional stress associated with pregnancy. The massage is generally performed in a side lying position after the first trimester. Massage benefits both the mother-to-be and the baby. Be sure to communicate any complications you are having to your therapist to ensure that you receive the best care for yourself and your baby.Previous Return Next
Reflexology is a style of therapeutic foot massage. Stimulation of specific points activates the movement of energy to corresponding parts of the body to clear out congestion and restore normal functioning. Various organs, nerves and glands are connected with certain "reflex buttons" on the feet. The therapist uses their thumbs to press deeply into the reflex points, releasing tension and encouraging better circulation of the blood, lymph and energy.Previous Return Next
Side by Side sessions
Swedish Massage consists of the traditional massage techniques. Long, soothing, light to medium pressure strokes are applied as well as vibration, cross-fiber friction and kneading of the muscles. This session is great for those with muscle stiffness and pain who appreciate relaxation and a less aggressive approach.Previous Return Next
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a technique that is used to relieve chronic pain and muscle spasms. Trigger points are localized areas of hyperirritability in the muscles. During a session direct pressure is applied to the trigger point to defuse the point and break the cycle of spasm and pain.Previous Return Next
Mary graduated from a 500 hour course at Associates of Integrative Health in Bloomington. She received her massage therapy certification in 2002. Styles and techniques include: Acupressure, Assisted Stretching, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, "Gentle" Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Polarity Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Reflexology, Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.Previous Return Next
Angela graduated from a 750 hour course at the Cortiva Institute in Chicago, IL. She received her massage therapy certification in 2009. Styles and techniques include Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Neuro-muscular Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Myofascial Release.Previous Return Next
Carmela graduated from a 500 hour course at Associates of Integrative Health in Bloomington, In. She received her massage therapy certification in 2009. Styles and techniques include Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Lomi Lomi, Prenatal Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy.Previous Return Next
Rachel graduated from a 500 hour course at Associates of Integrative Health in Bloomington, In. She received her massage therapy certification in 2010. Styles and techniques include Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Prenatal Massage, Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.Previous Return Next
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What Our Clients Say
I must admit that I was very skeptical about receiving a massage with out a referral. I am a certified massage therapist from Noblesville, IN and I have yet to find a therapist I would consider seeing on a repeat basis. Well, I have found the place and the person at Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks! My husband phoned the office on Friday (late afternoon) and I was able to be seen within a couple of hours. My husband and I camp on the weekends in Bloomington and I have already recommended several campers and friends to TMAB. My "trouble areas" were attended to professionally and effectively. I will be referring "Angela" for deep tissue work. I am looking forward to a full body massage that will be scheduled very soon.
- - Cinda Slaw
I was initially skeptical of whether or not I should start seeing a massage therapist. I recently moved to Bloomington from Nashville, TN, where a chiropractor had told me that massage therapy would be the key to resolving the crippling nerve pain that had developed in my back and arms. I'm usually uncomfortable with physical contact, and I've always thought of massages as a luxury item. I'm glad I got over that, because getting massages at Therapeutic has done me a world of good. It's more affordable than I expected, and if I go regularly, the muscles in my back don't knot up around the nerves and cause me problems. Beyond that, Blaine has also helped work out some stuff in my forearms which I had gotten so used to that I had simply adjusted by tuning the pain out. I've been impressed by his intuition about which muscles need to get worked out, and by requesting the same therapist each time, I've grown more comfortable with the physical contact. Lastly, while I started coming here mainly as a kind of alternative medicine, it also feels really good - no wonder some people do this for fun!
If anyone is on the fence about getting a massage, I will vouch 100% that this has been a good experience for me and that I'm really glad that I started going to TMB. It's helped with pain that conventional medicine totally failed to resolve and which chiropractic only partly resolved. A+ experience
- - Andrew Monteith
Great relaxation experience and excellent customer service. Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks is the best place in Bloomington to receive a massage. They are willing to work around your schedule so you can receive a massage and achieve complete relaxation and not have any worries. Also in a town where it is hard to find excellent customer service therapeutic massage and bodyworks has exceeded all my expectations. An excellent place to receive a massage and let go of all anxiety and worries!
- - Caitlyn
I have gone to Therapeutic Massage once a month for the past several years and can only recommend them as highly as I am able. In fact I have recommended that friends and family members go there and they are now regular customers. Everyone at Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks is wonderfully skilled and trained, friendly and professional. They keep charts and know what each client needs from one session to the next. I have had knee and hip replacement surgery and the massage therapy I received was invaluable in my recovery and rehabilitation.
- - Allison
The massages at Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks are really the best you can get -- in or outside of Bloomington! This is a relaxing place, with therapists who listen to you, care about your health, and work out the tensions in your body. They approach their work professionally, create a clean, relaxing, and friendly atmosphere, and focus on making you feel as good as you can feel. I've been to lots of other places in this area and across the country -- Therapeutic Massage does the best job of creating an atmosphere and providing massages that match their philosophy about good health and relaxation. Five stars!
- - Brian
I LOVE going to Therapeutic Massage! There is no other place in Bloomington that I will recommend as strongly as Therapeutic Massage. I've tried many other places, and this is by far the best place for a relaxing massage accompanied with professional and very friendly staff. I also appreciate the cleanliness and timeliness of the services. I have never had to wait for my appointment, and they often have same day appointments available. Keep doing an amazing job Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks!!!
- - Nicole
I thoroughly enjoy going to Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks because the staff is super friendly and they do an amazing job. All I have to do is describe my painful/troublesome areas, and the therapist does his/her best to fix it. The fact that the massages are reasonably priced is just a bonus!! I have been to many other places in Bloomington and Indianapolis, and nothing can compete with my experiences at Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks. I highly recommend.
- - Colleen
Therapists are very skilled, and are attentive to specific needs of clients: when you make an appointment, you can ask for a therapist who is a specialist for the kind of massage therapy you need. I had post-marathon tightness in my leg muscles, and tension in my neck, and I noticed dramatic improvement in both areas within a few weeks. Atmosphere is calm, relaxing, friendly, and professional.
- - Rachel
I had unrelenting neck pain and after two massages with Zach, it finally began to go away. He is by far the best massage therapist that I have ever had. I continue to recommend him and Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks to my friends.
- - Britt Rust
Professional yet friendly atmosphere and therapists. As a long-time client, I've never been disappointed in the results. Whether you want to work out the kinks or just relax, this is the place!!
- - Barbara Strope
Zach has worked miracles in reducing pain from fibromyalgia for me. His gentleness, close attention to comfort levels, and knowledge of trigger point release, and other modalities has brought immediate relief when meds don't help. Thanks for bringing your expertise and caring to our community.
- - Joan
I have been going to Therapeutic Massage for many years now, and have been treated by several different therapists over the years. All have been superb, professional, and very nice to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone who has work related problems, or just wants to treat themselves to a relaxing massage.
- - Kathy
I am a client of Mary Stroup at Therapeutic Massage. I have been going to her for over 4 years. She is the best - very skillful. She relieves pain and tension from both chronic and acute problems of mine. I highly, highly recommend her. The facility is always attractive and comfortable.
- - Jan Stevenson
I have been going to Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks for at least six years now - they are FANTASTIC! The massage therapists there are very skilled and very professional. IMHO, as a fitness professional, they are the best massage therapists in town for sports massage, deep tissue massage and just in general a relaxing massage. When my clients are looking for a good therapist, this is the group I send them every time because I know they will be treated very well and receive the best possible service.
- - Kris Heeter
As I look back, I see that massage has always been a part of my life. I grew up on a small farm outside of Bloomington, and from an early age I was involved in the day to day chores of working with the animals and the land. After a hard day, we often sat in the evenings relaxing and trading foot massages. By the time I got to high school, I was the guy to go to if your back or feet were sore. I even worked on hands. Around the same time, I took martial arts classes and learned techniques for helping with headaches.
When I graduated from high school, I found myself without direction. I considered getting a degree in physical therapy, but, at the time, the notion of going back to school was unattractive. So, I worked at a series of jobs-warehousing, plumbing, carpet cleaning and food preparation. When I was 20 and working in yet another restaurant, I met a fellow worker who was studying massage therapy as a way to pay for college. Eventually, we traded massages and she said, "You have a good touch. You should really consider doing this professionally." Her words started me toward the realization that I did have a direction-massage therapy.
In 1997, I graduated from Bloomington's Massage Therapy Clinic, and in 1998, received certification from the National Certification Board for Massage Therapists and Body Workers.
In the time I've been a therapist I've learned many things, but I am still in awe of the human body and it's ability to respond to something so seemingly simple as touch.
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