Massage therapy for healing.

When massage was first introduced in history, it was used mainly to assist with the natural healing of injuries, to assist in pain reduction, and to help prevent and cure certain illnesses. Today, massage continues to be used for these same reasons but has also evolved to be recognized as a method to assist in stress reduction, edema management, and as a promotion for overall health and well being.

There are many different types of massage – The therapist we have on staff at our hospital and at our Fort Atkinson clinic location specializes in four different types of massage:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage – The techniques of manual lymph drainage are designed to increase the movement of lymph (swelling) and interstitial fluid (fluid between cells).  The basic hand techniques are adapted to follow the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system (system that controls swelling and edema). Manual lymph drainage can be used for people who experience whiplash, sprains, post-surgical edema, fibromyalgia, migraines, or TMJ dysfunction
  • Trigger Point Therapy (neuromuscular therapy) – A technique used to treat a blockage at the neuromuscular junction (where a nerve and the muscle meet).  It is a more therapeutic approach to relieving muscle pain. Trigger point therapy can be useful for people who experience headaches, sciatic pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, etc.
  • Medical Massage – This type of massage incorporates work specific to tendons and ligaments.  The purpose of this type is actually to cause an inflammatory response at the site of intervention to increase the amount of blood flow to this location. Medical massage can be useful for a multitude of injuries including post surgical, spinal injuries (falls, whiplash), or chronic pain.
  • Regular Massage – Also known as Swedish massage, regular massage incorporates many different techniques which come together to provide an atmosphere for relaxation.  These techniques often involve long soothing or kneading strokes, aromatherapy, and heat. Regular massage is most useful to help relieve stress.

Massage therapy is currently offered by appointment each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


7:00-10:00 a.m.  Fort Therapy & Sport Center
11:00-1:30 p.m.  Fort Memorial Hospital Rehab

7:00-10:00 a.m.  Fort Therapy & Sport Center
2:00-6:00 p.m.   Fort Therapy & Sport Center

11:30 a.m – 1:30 pm. Fort Memorial Hospital Rehab
4:00-6:00 p.m.  Fort Therapy & Sport Center


Half Hour – $35
Full Hour – $65
(cash or check only)


To schedule an appointment, please call the location you wish to receive your massage from:

  • Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center in Fort Atkinson – (920) 563-9357
  • Fort Memorial Hospital Rehab department – (920) 568-5299

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