‘Tis the season to be relaxed? It could be with a gift certificate for massage therapy from the HealthPlex at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.
A massage could be a wonderful gift for just about anyone 18 years old and over, said Lynn Rinella, director of the hospital’s Physical Therapy Department which coordinates the service.
“Anyone who lives in today’s fast-paced society, has too much to do, not enough time, family responsibilities or financial worries—which pretty well sums up the holiday season—can benefit,” Rinella said. “It’s a great stress reliever and research has shown it to lower heart rate and blood pressure, increase circulation, improve range of motion, relax muscles and increase endorphins—those natural chemicals that help you feel better.”
Providing the service is Megan Korte of Carlyle, a physical therapy assistant at St. Joseph’s in Breese since graduating from Kaskaskia College in 2007.
Korte returned to KC in 2009 to complete the year-long massage therapy program and is now a licensed massage therapist. She also has training in migraine and headache relief.
Massage therapy is offered in a renovated physical therapy room that has a number of special features.
“We have a table warmer so it’s more comfortable and we offer different oils,” Korte said. “We have adjustable lights and a CD player to play anything from relaxing instrumentals to the sounds of flowing water.”
Gift certificates are available at $30 or $60 for 30 or 60 minutes; cash, check or credit cards will be accepted. A physician’s order is not required except during pregnancy.
For more information, to purchase a gift certificate or make an appointment for yourself, contact 526-5436 or email@example.com.