Massage Therapy Specialist

City Health Services

Multidisciplinary Medical Center located in Mesa, AZ

When you think of massage therapy, what comes to mind? If you envision a relaxing hour without any serious long-term benefits, it’s time to meet the team of expert massage therapists at CITY Health Services. From their offices in Mesa, Arizona, they offer massage therapy that can help with pain and stress management, insomnia, muscle spasms, and more. If you’re ready to see what massage therapy can do for you, call the office nearest you or schedule your appointment online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is much more than just having your muscles rubbed. For thousands of years, massage therapy has been used to manipulate the muscles and soft tissue in the body, reducing tension, minimizing pain from muscular injuries, boosting energy, and more.

There are multiple styles of massage therapy available so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Swedish massage

Some people prefer Swedish massage, during which the massage therapist uses soft, kneading techniques to work the topmost layers of the muscles during a relaxing procedure.

Deep tissue massage

Others prefer deep tissue massage, which is often less comfortable but works much deeper in the muscles to work out tension or muscular issues like sprains.

Sports massage

CITY Health Services also offers sports massage. During sports massage, the massage therapist works out tightness related to your specific sport, helps you prepare for an upcoming event, and speeds recovery.

Your massage therapist can work with you to tailor the massage to your wants and needs. They can vary the pressure levels and focus on certain areas where you may be experiencing pain, stiffness, or other discomforts.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy has a wide range of health benefits, such as:

  • Minimizing pain after an injury
  • Minimizing headache pain, including migraines
  • Supporting better sleep
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving posture
  • Releasing muscle spasms
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Relieving soreness and muscular ache after a workout

What’s more, CITY Health Services strives to offer massage in the best environment possible. Their massage therapy facilities are spa-like, offering patients a relaxing and luxurious experience. They also offer specific treatments like hot stone massage and aromatherapy to add to the experience and help you leave your massage feeling as energized, balanced, and relaxed as possible.

Can massage therapy be used with other health treatments?

Absolutely. You can add massage therapy to your chronic pain treatment, your physical therapy, or your overall health regimen. The addition of this relaxing, restorative treatment can help your body feel its best and most balanced. The dedicated massage therapists at CITY Health Services will document your massage therapy carefully and work with your other caregivers to ensure you’re receiving the best, most thorough care.

Are you ready to experience all the benefits of massage therapy first-hand? Call CITY Health Services or book your appointment online.

Michelle Dawson - Licensed Massage Therapist

Michelle has been massaging professionally for 10 years after having graduated from Arizona School of Massage Therapy. She loves helping people heal their minds and bodies with her knowledge of massage. She has extensive training and skills in modalities such as prenatal, hot stone, cranial sacral, swedish, and deep tissue massage. Michelle has two small children and has enjoyed volunteering with the Girl Scouts of America for several years.



Hortencia Pereda - Licensed Massage Therapist

Born and raised in the Phoenix Valley, Hortencia loves being a therapist! She went to Carrington College, received her certificate within 10 months, and has been practicing massage therapy for over six years. She particularly enjoys working with rehab patients, while recently focusing on deep tissue massage. She performs customized massage sessions to help clients relax and feel pain relief. In her free time, she spends time with her daughter and family and friends.



Marie Riddle - Licensed Massage Therapist 

Marie graduated from Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe in 2013 and has been doing massage consistently ever since. As her career choice, she takes it very seriously. She was first drawn to massage therapy after several personal injuries and saw the benefits and healing aspects massage had in her own life. This led her to share that with others. Marie likes all types of massages because each one has its own destination of leaving tension in the soft tissue (connective tissue.)

One element of massage that Marie emphasizes in her practice is that the client needs to be consistent in receiving massages and treating themselves in order to see results.