Many people think of massage as a luxury. But here at elevate Health & Performance™ in Rittenhouse massage therapy has become a core part of our practice.

Sometimes you just want a soothing and relaxing experience. And we offer that.

But research shows that therapeutic massage helps improve your health. Hundreds of studies show that massage has physical and emotional benefits.

Massage therapy makes a dramatic difference. It releases stress, reduces anxiety and provides pain relief.

Our Rittenhouse massage therapy program complements our private personal training and one-on-one physical therapy practice.

Our team works together to help you achieve optimal well-being.

And when you need therapeutic massage, you need a licensed massage clinician.

Lisa Dubroff our massage therapist fills the bill.

She’s licensed by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Lisa focuses on deep tissue work, sports massage and active isolated stretching (AIS). She also trained to work with post-surgical patients. And Lisa’s certified in Mother Massage®. So, she can work with prenatal and postpartum women.

Lisa works by appointment only. And offers both 60 and 90 minute therapeutic massages. Just call us or click below to get booked.

Lisa pointed us to this article for more details about the research into massage benefits.

Stress Release. For over 20 years research studies show that even short massages reduce stress. Studies show that trigger point therapy lowers your heart rate and blood pressure . Other controlled studies show that just 10 to 15 minutes of chair massage has benefits. You’ll have big declines in oxygen consumption and salivary cortisol (the fright/flight enzyme) production. And studies find that massage improves your psychological state.

Anxiety Reduction. Several studies show that massage relieves anxiety and depression. Immediate benefits include reduced feelings of anxiety, moodiness and anger. Long-term benefits include reduced depression and increased serotonin. Serotonin helps regulate our sleep, mood, appetite and memory.

Pain Relief. 41% of people getting massage therapy are looking for pain relief. And more than 65 studies show that massage can help manage pain. This includes temporary pain (“Oh I over did it”) and chronic pain (discomfort for more than 30 days).

If you have any questions, just contact us. Lisa has an amazing depth of knowledge about the benefits of massage. She’ll get back to you promptly.