Qore Physical Therapy is excited to provide massage therapy in American Fork, Utah, and surrounding areas — including Alpine, Highland, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Lindon, Orem and Provo, Utah! Our physical therapists can combine massage therapy with your treatment to optimize your results and speed up your recovery process. And even if you do not currently require physical therapy treatments, massage therapy can be extremely helpful in relieving muscle pain and tightness. We are proud to provide an on-site, licensed massage therapist who can enhance your treatment through applying compression and gentle stretching to help mobilize and relax parts of your body that may be afflicted by injury, discomfort or trauma.
While our team is very gentle and compassionate, discomfort can sometimes accompany treatment, so we can employ the wonders of massage therapy to help alleviate feelings of tension and discomfort. Through the benefits of relaxation and stress relief, massage therapy can empower your treatment sessions and help you to heal and progress more effectively.
Massage therapy can actually be somewhat different in purpose from a spa massage. Typically, a spa massage gives the recipient some relief from muscle tension, whereas physical therapy massage is directed toward rehabilitating muscle and joint strength, mobility and function. If you want to learn more about how massage therapy can benefit your treatment, please call our team today at 801-701-6699, and we will be happy to assist you!
Getting To Know Your Massage Therapist
Our team is comprised of wonderfully talented and experienced individuals who are passionate about serving our community and helping our patients to achieve wellness, and we are grateful to have Gary Schow serving as your caring massage therapist. Take a moment to get to know Gary better by reading his answers to five quick, frequently asked questions below.
1. What service do you provide?
Gary: For each individual client, I provide a customized massage that:
- Reduces stress, tension, pain, muscle aches and soreness.
- Increases relaxation and immune function.
- Improves quality of sleep and circulation.
2. Why is massage therapy important to physical therapy?
Gary: The basic premise of massage is that it aids in the healing of soft tissue. To this end, we can customize your massage to help repair the muscles that the physical therapist must break down to enhance the healing process.
3. How did you get started in massage therapy, and where did you attend school?
Gary: After deflecting the suggestion to go to massage school for 10 years or so, I finally enrolled in June 1999 at Utah College of Massage Therapy. Upon successful graduation and licensure, I started a corporate massage business, aptly named “Gary’s Corporate Massage.”
4. Describe your massage therapy experience.
Gary: Over the 20-plus years of practicing massage therapy, I have had the opportunity to create a highly successful, corporate B2B practice that endured economic downturns and a worldwide pandemic. I also helped to open the spa at Hotel Park City and spent a year there. Most recently, I worked at Elements Massage Studio in South Jordan and Sandy.
5. What specialties do you possess as a massage therapist?
Gary: My specific technique is referred to as an eclectic combination. I have blended my knowledge of Swedish, Russian, trigger point and varying sports techniques into a customized massage for each client. With such a large part of my practice being corporate, it affords me the ability to do this work on clients who are fully clothed (corporate style) — or work with clients who prefer to undress to their comfort level (spa style).
- 30-minute massage: $60
- 60-minute massage: $90
- 90-minute massage: $150