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Massage Therapy in York

MaryAnn in therapy roomWhile massage is often considered to be a relaxing therapy that you’d experience at the spa, this type of bodywork has many other clinical benefits as well. Here are some of the many that you may experience at Sheaffer Family Chiropractic:

  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Decreases anxiety and depression
  • Promotes overall relaxation
  • Helps reduce the effects of inflammation
  • Reduces recovery time from an injury
  • Improves circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Enhances quality of sleep
  • Decreases muscle stiffness
Massages are by appointment only. Sessions can be a minimum of 15 minutes and up to an hour and a half. Prices are based on length of time, not by type of treatment. Our massage methods all involve working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body.

Get to Know Our LMT

MaryAnn Carricato, LMT, is proficient in an array of techniques and will tailor them to meet your goals. “I will take the time to get to know you and understand your concerns. I will work with you to achieve your wellness goals to complement your care with Dr. Sheaffer as massage and chiropractic care go hand in hand,” she said.


How long does it take to find relief from pain or symptoms?

Depending on the problem, relief from pain and systems can be immediate or after a few sessions. If you have a chronic condition, it will take longer to see results. Regularly scheduled massages provide the best benefits.

Do you have any special certifications or training?

MaryAnn has over 20 years of experience as a massage therapist. She is constantly learning new techniques and modalities. “I enjoy cupping and gua sha but my preferred method of treatment is with my hands. I am certified in a variety of therapies, and I will use a combination of each to achieve the best results,” she said.

Do you recommend chiropractic and massage?

Yes, they both complement each other. While chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and how it impacts the nervous system, massage focuses on the 650 muscles of the body. Both massage and chiropractic work in harmony to help keep the body properly aligned, balanced and functioning optimally.

What should I wear to the massage appointment?

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing; however, therapeutic massage is usually performed with the client undressed. Rest assured that you will be appropriately draped at all times during your massage. While most people undress completely, some elect to leave some clothing on, such as underwear. You choose what level of comfort is right for you. Your massage therapist will respect your privacy at all times.

What will the massage feel like?

It depends on the techniques MaryAnn uses. Your session may begin with broad flowing strokes to initiate the relaxation process. Pressure will be gradually increased to relax particular areas and release bands of tight muscle.

Deep tissue massage or trigger point therapies use deeper pressure and more intensive techniques. The pressure should always be within your comfort level. If you would like to receive less or more pressure at any time, just let MaryAnn know.

Book a Session

Experience for yourself the many incredible benefits of massage therapy. Contact us today to schedule a session with MaryAnn!

Massage Therapy York PA | (717) 843-9355