As of 3/18/2020, The Medical Massage Clinic of Durham has suspended all massage sessions due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to comply with CDC, State and City guidelines (especially in relation to social distancing) we have decided that the best way for us to care for the community at this point is to stay home and close our office.

In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, and the Mayor of the city of Durham's orders, we are closed through 06/21/20 (tentatively).  We may find as we continue to evaluate the science and data that we will have to extend the closure for longer.  Many massage therapy establishments are planning on re-opening in Durham on 6/1/2020.  However, our client base is 70% high risk for serious illness if they catch COVID-19, and the governor's order and the city/county order have high risk folks continuing in Phase 1.  Also, in evaluating the daily case count, I do not believe enough time has elapsed in order to see a true trend for the Phase 1 experiment.  Scientists stated that 2-3 weeks would need to pass before the data can be evaluated to make the next choice.  Only 10 days have passed before the Governor made the decision to open up the state to Phase 2 conditions.  Recently, there was a report in Wilkes County where a Tyson plant tested all their employees.  Out of 2,000 employees, 570 of them tested positive for COVID.  None of these folks were symptomatic.  So, almost 30% had no symptoms and the only way they knew they were positive was that they all were tested.  Finally, I want you all to remember that social distancing is impossible during a massage.  Wearing masks will help, but it's not a guarantee.  For all these reasons, we have chosen safety for our clients, and for ourselves and have postponed our re-opening.  We hope that you understand and we look forward to seeing you when we are able to re-open safely.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.  We are still here, and look forward to getting to work with each of you soon.  Stay safe.

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At The Medical Massage Clinic of Durham, LLC, we strive to help each client find their balance. We specialize in relieving pain from injuries, chronic pain patterns and lymphatic drainage.  We work with your health care team for your best outcome.

Many of our clients work at computers.  This sets up chronic pain patterns due to poor posture at the desk.  We help our clients unwind from this position so that you can move more freely.  Once our clients can move better, they are able to participate in a more active lifestyle, which allows them a healthier outcome overall.



Massage for PTSD
Lymphatic Drainage

Massage Therapy has been shown to help support people with PTSD.  We are proud to have Tonya Wooten as a member of our team who is herself a veteran and served for 22 years.  She has the unique experience to understand our veterans on a level that many of us can only imagine.  Chronic pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia are all components of those suffering from PTSD.  Massage therapy has been shown to help support these conditions.  Tonya is passionate about helping those with any of these conditions, including our veterans with PTSD.

Lymphatic Drainage is a technique during which extracellular fluid is returned to the circulatory system.  This technique is used for clients with venous insufficiency, autoimmune disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis, or for those post cancer treatment.  It is extremely helpful for people that have had lymph nodes removed during their cancer treatment.  Please schedule your Lymphatic Drainage appointment with either Kelly Bowers or Rebecca Manitsas, as they are the two practitioners that are trained at this time.

TMJ Disorder

Have you been diagnosed with TMJ Syndrome or Disorder?  We can help.  Rebecca Manitsas and Kelly Bowers are trained in techniques that offer relief from TMJ Disorder.  These techniques include gentle palpation of the muscles inside your mouth in addition to evaluating and treating any postural imbalances in your neck and shoulders.  We will devise a treatment plan that will help support your management of this syndrome to maximize your wellbeing.

Medical Massage

Medical Massage is a combination of modalities and education that allows the therapist to release injury or chronic pain in the client.  This high level training is what sets us apart from other massage clinics.  If you are in pain, let us show you how Medical Massage can help you get back on the road to recovery.

Contact Us:

Phone: (919) 824-6838

1515 West NC Hwy 54

Suite 210

Durham, NC  27707

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We look forward to seeing you soon!


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