Thank you for your interest in our Massage Therapy program. We cater to your needs to achieve therapeutic results or relaxation.
We have packages and memberships that will give you the best benefit for you. Start with taking advantage of this great offer.
Special Introductory Massage
$45 – 1 hour massage and a 14 day trial membership to NutriFormance
Must be 18 years old or older with valid MO driver’s license
First Time Visitors ONLY
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Gym + Massage Package Membership
Meet Our Massage Therapists
Suzanne Range: Massage Therapist for 3 years; pre and post event sports, stretching, Swedish, treatment protocol for various conditions, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reiki
Jaclyn Mosley: Massage Therapist for 9 years; Prenatal and post-partum, Integrated, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Polarity, Acupressure, ongoing muscular concerns.
Michelle Schneider: Massage Therapist for 3 years; Trigger Point, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre/Post Sports, and Prenatal/Post-Partum.
Sara Bartlett: Massage Therapist for 1 year; been with NutriFormance for 2 years.
Deep Tissue; Pre/Post Sports event, Swedish, Integrated Myofascial Release, and Reiki; integrated rehab focus
Therese Ippolito: 11 years experience Director of Massage Therapy/Manager/CEU Provider
Questions or comments please call 314-432-6103 EXT 3132
Types of Massages Offered:
This is a general term in the massage industry. Its focus is on circulation. Most therapists will integrate in other styles of massage into Swedish. Mostly used for relaxation.
Trigger Point/Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular
This is not recommended right after or before a workout. The focus is to release over contracted or used muscles “to get the knot out”. This style can cause soreness the next day. Ice is advised to be used 20 minutes before bed and water as well.
Used during or after pregnancy to reduce swelling of the feet and low back. Studies have shown to help relieve labor pains during the birthing process. Doctor approval is required. If there has been past problems with a pregnancy, massage is not advised.
This technique is used to assist in allowing the fascia (web of connective tissue) move freely. Stretching of the fascia in small increments throughout the body is completed in this session.
Pre Event Sports Massage
Max of 20 minutes – this massage is not a typical relaxation massage. Its focus is to wake up the muscles for an intense workout. Most commonly used before marathons or other major events. Over 20 minutes will start relaxing the muscles. Great for an office chair massage add on.
Post Event Sports Massage
This is a “non deep” tissue massage. It breaks up the scar tissue and lengthens out the muscles fibers that were bulked up during a workout. The focus of this massage is on stretching, not a typical relaxation.
Enjoy the comforts of your own home during and after your massage. For an additional fee we bring the relaxation to you.
Office Chair Massage
Corporate office settings but add some relaxation to your day. Chair massage is short in duration and you remain fully clothed. Additional fees apply but they are worth it.
Benefits of Massage!
- Boost immune system
- Decrease recovery time between workouts & sports
- Reduce fatigue
- Assist in eliminating lactic acid in the muscle
- Decrease physical pain
- Relieve muscle tension & stiffness
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce spasms & cramping
- Reduce stress
- Accelerate injury rehabilitation
- Promote tissue regeneration
- Improve postural imbalances
- Improve circulation
- Reduce edema
- Enhance mental focus & productivity
- Reduce occurrence of injury
- Release endorphins
- Improve general health
Research has shown that massage therapy helps to promote relaxation and decrease stress. By decreasing stress, it helps the body function, specifically the immune system. Massage therapy improves mental clarity and increases body awareness. It also helps improve circulation, which may improve skin health, digestive function and even decrease blood pressure. If you experience pain caused by muscle tension or spasm, it can be reduced, if not eliminated, with massage therapy. It is commonly used to help relieve headaches, neck and back pain and many other common pain syndromes.
Rejuvenate and relax with our licensed massage therapists who specialize in relaxation and therapeutic massage that includes aspects of myofascial release, positional release, sports massage, and shiatsu. Our massage sessions are available in 1-hour and 1.5-hour sessions.
Getting Started With Massage Therapy
Prior to your first massage session, a massage therapy questionnaire is completed. This form provides client health and injury history information for the massage therapist in order to provide therapeutic massage. It also allows you to inform the therapist of your goals for the session. It also prevents the massage therapist from performing massage therapy where it may be contraindicated.
The massage therapist will review and discuss your questionnaire with you. This ensures that he/she has a full understanding of the information you provide. This also enables you to express any questions or concerns before your massage therapy session begins.
What to Expect
Your massage session will take place in a massage therapy room, which is dimly lit with soft music. There will be a massage table covered with a sheet and blanket. Dress attire during you massage session is based according to your comfort level. You may choose to wear your undergarments or gym shorts. The massage therapist will exit the room while you disrobe and position yourself on the massage table under a sheet. In most cases you will begin by lying face down on the massage table. Your face will be placed in a face rest, a doughnut-shaped cushion specifically designed to allow you to lie on your stomach. It also allows you to breathe easily with your face down. After a few minutes the massage therapist will ask to reenter. This is when your therapeutic massage begins.
During the massage therapy conversation is limited to increase your state of relaxation and tension release. It is imperative that you inform the therapist if you experience discomfort or if he/she needs to adjust the pressure. A wide variety of strokes will be utilized depending on your goals. At the close of the session, the massage therapist will inform you that he/she is exiting the room for you to redress. It is advised that you rise slowly from the massage table for some may experience slight dizziness.
After your session the massage therapist keeps a record of progress for your massage session(s). This allows the ability to design consecutive sessions that can work toward your goal(s). Massage therapy is designed to decrease muscle tension, increase flexibility and circulation, and promote relaxation. This cannot be achieved solely in a one-hour session. It is recommended to have follow-up sessions.
If you need to cancel a session you must call the massage therapist 24 hours in advance. While we try to be flexible, we need time to make changes. If you do not give your therapist at least 24 hours advance notice to cancel you will be charged for the missed session. If a cancellation must occur please call the front desk at 314-432-6103.