Massage

There’s no denying the power of bodywork!  Massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen — from general relaxation to assisting in the healing of injuries and chronic pain.  The Summit’s Massage Therapy Department offers a variety of massage techniques designed specifically to meet your needs, in half-hour and one-hour sessions.  Our room is set up for optimum comfort and privacy.   We use special oils and lotions designed exclusively for massage. Sheets are used on the massage table and for body draping to respect your privacy and to ensure comfort. 

Hours by appointment only. Call 814-946-1668


What does a one hour massage consist of?

During a typical one hour massage session, the therapist will work a client’s muscles from head to toe.   Every therapist differs in their technique and order, but the massage generally includes working the following areas: scalp, face, neck and shoulders, arms and hands, front of the legs and feet, back of the legs (this includes the gluteus muscles) and the back.  The client is given time alone to disrobe to their comfort level and then lies down on the massage table under the sheet. At no time will the client be improperly exposed. It is excellent if the client gives feedback during the massage as to the amount of pressure and any tender areas.  You are welcome to ask for specific muscle work for problem areas.  Otherwise, the client may either talk or be silent and relax while the therapist does all the work!

When the session is over, the therapist will leave the room after encouraging you to be careful before getting off the massage table and redressing.  After a massage, blood pressure can drop, making one feel slightly dizzy or disoriented.  At Summit Massage Therapy we strive to make your massage relaxing and peaceful. Our therapists are here to help you!  If you still have questions, feel free to talk with one of us.


Meet our Massage Therapists

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Fran Gongloff


Certification: PA License for Massage Therapy # MSG002479


Background:  

  • Swedish Massage                     
  • Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Sports Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Neuromusclar Therapy





Types of Massages

Swedish – Most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques. The benefits of Swedish massage may include general relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions and improved circulation.

Deep Tissue – These techniques require more advanced training and a more thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. Generally integrated with other massage techniques.

Trigger Point Therapy – This massage technique addresses the casual relationship between chronic pain and its source. It is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain.