Massage and Recovery Services

For those seeking to improve their mobility, fitness, and functional performance, Refuge Wellness in Republic, MO is excited to partner with you to help you enhance your health and wellness. Our expertise offers a variety of techniques that can help you reduce stress, relieve muscle tension, and help prevent injury.

Our specialized massage therapy services are designed to promote your physical and mental health, and we are dedicated to providing personalized care that meets your unique needs and help you achieve your movement goals.

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Adult Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is most appropriate if you are recovering from an injury, coping with a chronic musculoskeletal diagnosis, participate in labor-intensive hobbies or occupation, or simply if you prefer deep-tissue massage techniques. Modalities including cupping, instrument-assisted tissue mobility, muscle-energy techniques, neuromuscular facilitation, and taping may be utilized at therapist discretion.

30, 60, & 90 Minute massages available.

Starting at $60

Adult relaxation massage

Swedish massage is most appropriate if your goal for your treatment session is merely to relax. If you prefer a light- touch during your massage due to age, inflammatory diseases, or just because that's what you like, this is the massage for you!

30, 60, & 90 Minute massages available

Starting at $50

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pediatric therapeutic massage | refuge wellness | republic mo

pediatric therapeutic massage

Pediatric Therapeutic Massage

Mobility and wellness begins in childhood. A pediatric therapeutic massage is a good launching pad for your child's mobility wellness. As adults undergo physical stresses of life, so do children! Pediatric therapeutic massages are great for children who are in sports, undergo growth spurts, have musculoskeletal diagnosis that limit mobility, or demonstrate sensory overload.

We want to make sure your child moves well in all things play and life. Parent/legal guardian must sign consent and be present for session.

30 & 60 Minute therapy sessions available.

Starting at $50

pediatric relaxation massage

Have you noticed your child overwhelmed by emotional stressors? Has your child undergone significant life changes that may be affecting sleep or emotional regulation? A pediatric relaxation massage could be a good tool in your toolbox as a parent.

With the intent of healing, nurturing, and safe touch, we want to provide a safe space for your child to heal and grow. Parent/legal guardian must sign consent and be present for treatment.

30 & 60 Minute massages available

Starting at $40

pediatric relaxation massage | refuge wellness | republic mo

Meet Katie; PT, DPT, LMT

Katie, our primary massage therapist in Republic, MO, has experience with a medical background. She holds credentials as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).

Katie strives to be the best massage therapist in Republic, MO. She saw a need for more accessible wellness healthcare and  founded Refuge Wellness as a means to help people progress through a wellness path.

Her background in medical massage therapy allows for a unique, specialized approach in guiding people through a health and wellness journey centered around mobility, performance, athleticism, and functional movements of everyday life. Thus, Katie's greatest strengths reside in sports massage, mobility education, and injury prevention.

Cornerstones of Mobility

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Moving freely and easily through a full range of motion allows for the ability to perform various physical activities, such as walking, running, lifting, and reaching, without experiencing pain or discomfort. Mobility can be impacted by a range of factors, including injury, illness, and aging. Massage and physical therapy techniques are often used to improve mobility by reducing pain and inflammation, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and strengthening muscles and joints. By enhancing mobility, individuals can improve their overall physical function and quality of life.

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Injury Prevention

Injury prevention involves the use of techniques and strategies to reduce the risk of injury during physical activity. This can include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as massage therapy to reduce muscle tension and improve circulation. Injury prevention strategies may also involve education and training on proper body mechanics and movement patterns to help individuals avoid common injuries associated with their specific activities or sports. By focusing on injury prevention, individuals can reduce the likelihood of experiencing pain, discomfort, or limitations in their physical function, and maintain their overall health and well-being.

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Functional Fitness

Functional fitness refers to the ability of an individual to perform everyday activities and movements with ease and efficiency. This includes activities such as walking, climbing stairs, lifting objects, and reaching overhead. Functional fitness is achieved through exercises and movements that mimic real-life activities and focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Massage and physical therapy can be used to support functional fitness by reducing pain and inflammation, improving joint mobility, and increasing muscle strength and flexibility. By improving functional fitness, individuals can enhance their overall physical function and quality of life, and reduce the risk of injury or limitations in their daily activities.