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The Brief Guide to Massage's Role in Medical Spa

Today’s medical spa guest is seeking a one-stop facility that can deliver classic spa services as well as effective medical spa services and wellness programs.

This return to a blend of traditional spa services such as massage along with medical treatments offers the savvy physician or medical spa owner an opportunity to expand or enhance their present menu of services.

For the massage therapist this provides a unique employment opportunity that offers the best of both the spa and the medical setting.

Physician’s assistant Lauren Olson, PA-C, owner of Radiance Advanced Skin & Body Care in The Woodlands, Texas, has integrated massage therapy services into her medical spa for more than a dozen years.

“We have offered massage from the beginning,” Olson said. “We do know that massage has many health benefits and is a natural extension of a wellness setting.”

Olson’s massage therapist has been on staff for 11 years and as the medical spa practice and services have grown, so has her role.