The white fluffy robe. The smell of aromatherapy. Lounging in the relaxation room. Your phone on silent. Time for the worries of the world to melt away. I start to relax just thinking about a massage, don’t you?
Benefits of Massage
The majority of Americans get a massage for relaxation, which is great. Did you also know there are many health benefits to consider?
- Helps with migraines
- Reduces pain with pregnancy
- Improves range of motion
- Relieves arthritis and body pain
- Improves digestion
- Improves sleep quality
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces depression, anxiety and stress
- Strengthens the immune system
- Boosts energy
Most people only go a couple of times a year to get a massage. However, many massage therapists recommend monthly treatments. Whether you choose to get in and get out or soak up all the amenities, consider making massage a more regular part of your routine.
Types of Massage
While this list doesn’t cover all this options out there, here are the basics.
Swedish: Light to medium pressure
Deep Tissue: Medium to firm pressure
Hot Stone: Light to medium pressure with hot stones that deliver heat to your muscles
Prenatal: Light to medium pressure to help with those pregnancy aches and pains. You need to be 13 weeks along in order to partake.
Specialty: Varies from spa to spa. Might include more aromatherapy, an additional therapist, dry brushing, more products or other add-ons. These are usually a higher price point.
Favorite Massage Spots in Wichita
Looking for where to book your next hour of bliss? Here’s a list of spots that are popular with local moms. This is just a sampling of what each location offers. Visit individual sites for the complete list of services. If you have a preference on therapist gender, make that clear when you go to book your appointment. You’ll find Swedish, deep tissue, stone, prenatal, luxury treatments or any variety of other treatments out there.
For quick reference, I’ve listed the prices for 30 and 60 minute (or comparable) relaxing/Swedish massage.
With locations on both the east and west side, Beau Monde has been helping Wichitans relax for more than 30 years. They offer a variety of massages ranging from express to prenatal.
30 minutes, relaxing: $40
60 minutes, relaxing: $75
Located in the historic Delano District, they use natural and holistic methods of treatment including cupping, prenatal and deep fascia release.
30 minutes, relaxing: $50
60 minutes, relaxing: $75
Fresh Spa Market
The family-owned day spa near Central and Woodlawn uses customized aromatherapy from their blending bar. Massages include prenatal and sinus relief along with many others.
30 minutes, Swedish: $30
50 minutes, Swedish: $55
Located in Bradley Fair with services ranging from traditional massage to luxurious treatments. Options include scalp and foot reflexology, prenatal and couples.
50 minutes, essential: $110
Offering options on the east and west side, owner/operator Mindy Mastin offers a range of massage types while taking a holistic approach and developing personal plans for your specific needs.
45 minutes, Swedish: $55
60 minutes, Swedish: $70
Located inside Optimal Performance personal training near Central and Greenwich, the therapist offers various types of massage including prenatal and cupping for both members and non-members.
30 minutes, therapeutic: $45
60 minutes, therapeutic: $75
Located inside Opti-Life Health & Fitness Center at 21st and Webb, services are available for members and non-members. They offer a variety of massages including cupping.
30 minutes, breathe easy Swedish-style: $48
60 minutes, breathe easy Swedish-style: $78
Remedy Massage & Spa
Located at Douglas and Clifton, they offer seven types of massage including a luxurious 2-hour massage and prenatal options. Other techniques included cupping and scalp massage.
30 minutes, Swedish: $45
60 minutes, Swedish: $75
Serenity Med Spa
Located in Wilson Estates Medical Park, they offer a range of massage options including prenatal and add-ons such as dry brushing and sinus/allergy relief.
25 minutes, Swedish: $50
50 minutes, Swedish: $85
Let me tell you that we are not short of massage options in Wichita. This is only a sampling of what’s out there.
Where do you love to get a massage in Wichita?