Some call it pampering and some call it treatment, but itâ€™s both at the Body Care Treatment Center.
Owner Karen Wells is certified to perform massage therapy and lymphatic drainage. Her clients come from Newington, Wethersfield and towns across the region. Since recently moving her business to an expanded location at 2257 Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill, sheâ€™s more accessible to everyone.
â€śThe office I had was about 450 square feet and we had a huge upgrade to 1,100 square feet,â€ť Wells said.
A ramp outside allows wheelchair-bound clients easier access. People are encouraged to enjoy a cup of tea before or after their visit.
â€śMassage is a great complement to other medical modalities,â€ť Wells said. â€śWe see those overcoming from some sort of injury or obstacle, motor vehicle accidents, as well as handicapped people and pregnant women. I work not only with people who want massage, but also those who need massage.â€ť
Even if you arenâ€™t seeking relief, anyone can benefit from massage therapy, Wells said.
â€śMaybe youâ€™re overly stressed and just need a time out,â€ť she said. â€śMaybe youâ€™re in pain or discomfort but trying to opt out of using pain medication. Massage releases feel-good hormones in the brain. It can be a great tool to use.â€ť
Wells will be celebrating her tenth year in business at the end of the month with an anniversary special for new and returning clients. On Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., complimentary 20-minute massages and paraffin hand treatments will be offered by appointment only. Light refreshments will be provided. Visitors will also receive coupons for return visits.
â€śThis is a great opportunity for anyone to visit the office and figure out how therapeutic massage can help them on their journey to wellness,â€ť Wells said.
Fellow therapists Amber Schreiner and Judi Michaels will be working together to facilitate activities.
â€śWe all have different certifications and educational backgrounds; so we can serve clients with a wide variety of needs,â€ť Wells said. â€śIt also allows us to have convenient hours.â€ť
Some insurance plans cover massage therapy as a treatment for migraine headaches, lower back pain and other ailments.
â€śNot all insurances offer that policy but more people have it than you might think,â€ť Wells pointed out. â€śYou can get a prescription for massage therapy.â€ť
Visit BodyCareTreatmentCenter.com or call 860-681-5560 to learn more or book an appointment.
Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at 860-801-5097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.