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Avera St. Luke's Hospital

305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect from a massage?

Massage is the manual movement of soft tissues of the body. When you arrive for your first massage appointment, you will be asked to complete a brief medical history. If you have any specific areas of pain or soreness, you should mention it at this time.

A Swedish massage uses a massage table, oils, relaxing music, and the client is draped at all times with a blanket or sheet. Only the area being worked on is exposed.

Massage therapy is client-directed. You determine the degree of pressure, the areas to be worked on, and length of sessions.