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What is Massage Therapy?
Therapeutic Massage is the mobilization of soft tissue using effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, compression, vibration, stretching, superficial hot and cold applications, topical applications that involves movement either by hand, forearm, elbow, or foot.

Massage therapy may use the external application and use of herbal or chemical preparations such as: salts, powders, liquids, non-prescription creams, mechanical devises such as T-bars, thumpers, body support systems, heat lamps, hot and cold packs, salt glow or hydrotherapy.

Therapeutic massage can include energy work, movement therapy; massage technology, myotherapy, massotherapy, oriental massage techniques, craniosacral, structural integration, polarity therapy and Myofascial.

Massage Therapy facilitates a slowing down and quieting of the mind and body, and is important to help keep your body toned, stress free, healthy and strong.

Available hospital-wide for patients and family members.

Self-pay at time-of-service:

  • $70 per hour
  • $52.50 per 45-minutes
  • $35 per half hour
  • $17.50 per 15-minutes

To request a session, please call Integrative Medicine at 860.972.4444.

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    • Improved circulation
    • Reduced blood pressure
    • Enhanced muscle tone
    • Relief of muscle spasm and soreness
    • Improved range of motion and flexibility
    • Reduced edema
    • Increased lymphatic drainage
    • Improved texture and tone of the skin
    • Improved digestion and sleep
    • General relaxation and reduced levels of anxiety
    • Feelings of rejuvenation and a general sense of well-being
    • Mind, body, and soul

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    Conditions & Treatments


    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Chronic and acute pain
    • Circulatory conditions
    • Gastrointestinal disorders
    • Headache
    • Insomnia
    • Myofascial pain
    • Sports injuries
    • Stress
    • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)


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    If you are interested in having a massage while a patient at Hartford Hospital, or for more information, please contact Integrative Medicine at 860.972.4444 or e-mail

    To make an appointment for a massage session, or for more information, please call 860.972.4444 or e-mail

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