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Massage Therapy in Council Bluffs

At Mouw Family Chiropractic, we are pleased to offer massage therapy to complement your chiropractic care. Our licensed massage therapist, Katie Watkins, is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for massage appointments.


Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate the body’s joints and soft tissues to improve physical function and relieve pain. Many conditions can be addressed using massage therapy, including:

  • Back pain
  • Circulatory and respiratory problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle discomfort and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
  • Neck pain
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Stress relief and associated conditions
  • Whiplash




Types of Massage

Katie offers several different massage techniques, each with its own benefits. You should discuss with Katie which is the best option for you.

Swedish Massage »

Swedish Massage is designed specifically to relax your muscles. With pressure applied on the muscles and around the bones, Swedish massage can enhance the oxygen flow in the blood and speed the removal of toxins from the muscles in the body.

Swedish massage aids in flushing out lactic acid, uric acid and other toxins from the tissues. These toxins are responsible for those painful knots some people may experience. Through this type of massage, the ligaments and tendons become more flexible. Your skin and nervous system are also stimulated, helping to relieve emotional and physical stress.

Reflexology »

Reflexology addresses imbalances of the feet and hands. With this type of massage therapy, blockages are released and free flow of energy is restored to specific areas of the body that correlate to points in the feet and the hands. This massage is a focused form of acupressure, which helps improve circulation, detoxifies the blood and aids in proper nerve functioning. This therapy heals and revitalizes your entire body.

Deep Tissue Massage »

Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.

Shiatsu »

Shiatsu is an old, traditional, Japanese healing method also known as acupressure or “finger pressure.” This form of massage technique can often times be confused with acupuncture. During a Shiatsu massage, the LMT will apply pressure with his/her thumbs, fingers, and plans to specific areas that are considered the body’s meridians or energy channels. This type of massage helps to balance an individual’s energy flow and strengthen the vital organs.

Get to Know Katie Watkins, LMT

Katie Watkins, our licensed massage therapist, was born and raised in Kearney, Neb., where she attended Kearney High School, graduating in 2008.

Katie is no stranger to chiropractic. She has received chiropractic care since the age of four. She has also had a lifelong passion for art, science and music. When she visited Omaha with her sister and took a tour of the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare, she fell in love with the art and dance of massage, the science of the human body and the music that brings it all together.

Katie graduated from the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare with Honors in May of 2011 and is one of only 90,000 people in the nation to receive her National Certification in Massage and Bodywork.


Scheduling and Pricing

Katie does accept both current practice members as well as non-practice members. To schedule your appointment, click here. If you’re a new patient you will create a new account and fill out your paperwork online at that time.

Massage Pricing

One 30 minute massage $30 (first time) $35 thereafter
One 60 minute massage $55 (first time) $60 thereafter

Synergy Hot-Stone Massage
One hour hot stone massage—$75.00
Hour and a half (90 min) hot stone massage — $105.00

Massage Hours

Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am -10:30 am

Mouw Family Chiropractic also offers massage packages. Save 10% when you purchase a package of 12 massages. Packages are available for 30-minute massages or 60-minute massages only.

Massage Therapy in Council Bluffs | (712) 366-1611