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Massage Therapy

About Massage...

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well being to all ages and walks of life.

Stress, anxiety, depression, and other health problems can be improved by the power of of the oldest and simplest forms of medical care used to ease pain and anxiety and to promote good health.  Also, it is beneficial to people who have special challenges like serious debilitating injury, stroke, neuromuscular disease, MS or fibromyalgia.

How does Massage work?

A gentle massage affects the nervous system through nerve endings in the skin, stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural 'feel good' chemicals.  Endorphins induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, to relieve pain and reduce stress chemicals such as cortisol.  A massage also helps reverse the damaging effects of stress by slowing the heart rate, respiration and lowering high blood pressure.  Strong massages stimulate blood circulation to improve oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and help the lymphatic system to flush away waste products.  It also eases tense, knotted muscles and stiff joints, improving mobility and flexibility.

What are some of the main benefits of Massage?

  • Induces deep relaxation
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Relieves muscle tension, spasms and stiffness
  • Boosts immune system
  • Relieves migraines, tension-related or eye strain headache
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces swelling and formation of scar tissue
  • Improves alertness
  • Calms mental stress
  • Increases clearer thinking
  • Reduces memory loss
  • Gives feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Increases awareness of your body
  • Enhances your self image

About our Massage Therapist...

Jay Worthey has been involved in bodywork for more than 20 years, including the last 12 years as a professional massage therapist in Edwardsville, IL. He attended Northern Arizona Massage Therapy Institute in Sedona, Arizona, and his professional career started at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, where he offered massage services in an Ayurveda-themed spa.

Jay Worthey LMT can tailor your treatments to fit your needs, and he has successfully treated soft tissue injuries, chronic pain patterns, back and neck issues, and more-advanced conditions like SI joint problems, thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, and TMJ. Even if you just need that "one hour vacation" kind of relaxation, he can accommodate your needs and offers a specialized massage around Edwardsville, IL. Jay looks forward to the opportunity to serve you. Representing a wide spectrum of techniques, he has been trained in multiple modalities, including:

Western Medical & Orthopedic-Based Therapies

  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuro Muscular
  • Sports/Orthopedics
  • Myo-Skeletal Realignment
  • Repetitive Use Injury Therapy
  • Connective Tissue Therapy
  • PUSH Therapy
  • Muscle-Energy

Relaxation Therapies

  • Swedish
  • Hot Stone
  • Reiki

Eastern/Ancient Forms Of Therapy

  • Japanese Shiatsu
  • Chinese Tui Na
  • Thai Yoga Massage


  • Fijian Foot Massage
  • Bamboo Massage
  • Ohashi Shiatsu

Jay Worthey LMT's Pricing

  • Relaxation Services: $60 Per Hour
  • Relaxation Massage for 90 Minutes: $95
  • Therapeutic Services: $65 Per Treatment (Allow an Additional 20 Minutes Per Treatment for Client Evaluation & Post-Treatment Stretching)
  • Therapeutic Massage for 90 Minutes: $95

Specialized/Exotic Services (In Office Only)

  • Thai Yoga Massage: $100 Per Treatment (2-Hour Therapy)
  • Deep Stones/Warm Bamboo: $60 Per Treatment (60-Minute Therapy)
  • Japanese Hot/Cold Stone Facial Massage: $45 Per Treatment (60-Minute Therapy)

For more information on pricing and available appointments, please contact our offices at 618-254-1100.

New Patients Receive a Free Consultation.