Whether you are well or have a health concern, massage therapy can help you relax and feel better. Studies show regular massages can reduce stress, anxiety and pain and relieve the symptoms of many chronic conditions. Massage therapy is especially beneficial for relieving the symptoms of:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back and neck problems
  • Depression
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Massage Options and Pricing

Catholic Health offers massage therapy services at two locations in the Buffalo area, the Massage Therapy Department at Sisters of Charity Hospital and Partners in Rehab West Seneca.

All one-hour massages cost $65 and 30-minute massages cost $40.

Our certified massage therapists are trained in a variety of massage techniques, so you can receive the right kind of massage for your health and wellness needs. Types of massage offered include:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Pregnancy massage (second and third trimesters only unless approved by your doctor)
  • Orthopedic massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Stress reduction massage
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial release
  • Medical massage

Ask about adding hot stones or aromatherapy when you book your massage. Unlike other massage therapy providers, we do not charge extra for these services.

What to Expect During Your Massage Appointment

If you are a first-time visitor, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. Your massage therapist will ask you about your health and if there are any particular areas on your body that need extra attention.

Your massage will take place in a private room with dim lighting, candles and soft music to promote relaxation. The massage table is heated for your comfort, and we provide heated blankets, towels and pads for additional comfort.

Though it is typical to undress for a massage, you may decide the amount of clothing you want to wear. A sheet will cover your body for the entire duration of the massage. Your massage therapist will only expose the body part that he or she is working on.

Massage at Sisters of Charity Hospital

Massage therapy at Sisters of Charity Hospital is located on the third floor. There is a fee to park at the hospital. We will provide you with a parking voucher before you leave.

Payment and Insurance

Some insurance plans cover massage therapy. Please contact your insurance provider to verify that your plan includes massage and our providers are in your network.

We accept BlueCross BlueShield, Erie County insurances, Medical FLEX Plans, and No Fault accident claims.

Erie County employees may have insurance benefits at ECC, ECMC and the NFTA. Please contact your human resources department for rates.