Veranda Massage

Get in touch with your body

Massage Pet Massage Benevolent Touch

Massage and Wellness

A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all. Massage can be used as a therapy for an injury or chronic pain as well as for relaxation, stress management and improving energy and alertness.

Appointment times vary:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:30-noon
(depending on the therapist’s schedule)


20 minutes $21
30 minutes $32
60 minutes $63

At St. Ann Center, our certified massage therapists assess your needs and design each massage to accommodate your age and ability.

We offer the following massage methods:

A good overall massage for all ages and abilities. Table and chair massages offered
A technique to help release toxins from the body, enhancing the immune system and reducing tissue swelling
A method designed to relieve the discomforts of pregnancy
A course where you will learn the natural way to promote infant health and strengthen family bonds through nurturing touch. Session fee includes a manual
A gentle, hands-on healing art, reconnecting you with your power to heal yourself
A perfect way to rejuvenate your weary feet with aromatherapy salts and scrubs, along with foot and lower leg massage

Joe Lightfoot Pet Massage

We rub your pets the right way

Pet Massage

This pet-friendly branch of massage therapy promotes health in animals by using touch to improve physical and emotional well-being. The benefits of massage to humans and animals are very similar. Your dog, cat or rabbit will experience:

  • Relaxation
  • Increased circulation/oxygenation
  • Relief from pain
  • Improved joint flexibility
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Easing of nervousness and hyperactivity, including anxiety due to storm phobia, anxiety or trauma

Pet massage can often be used in combination with medical care to speed recovery.
When used for rehabilitation, pet massage can:

  • Help relieve age-related problems
  • Reverse muscle degeneration from inactivity or misuse
  • Give relief from muscle tension, soreness, spasms and weaknesses
  • Provide relief from chronic pain and discomfort from arthritis, hip dysplasia and more

Active animals are great candidates for a massage, too.
Dogs that compete, run with their owners, or just play hard can use a good massage. It may even prevent injuries. Rescue animals with a history of mistreatment can be helped by massage, as well.

Pet massages are provided by Joe Ralston, a Certified Massage Therapist who is also trained in advanced pet massage and energy work. Joe, the owner of two adopted greyhounds, has seen the positive effects of therapeutic touch on his own pets. Owners will be in the massage room with Joe and their animals to observe and continue the therapy at home when their pets need it.

To make an appointment, contact Joe at (414) 977-5091.
Pet massages are available at 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
PRICE: $15 for 30 minutes; $30 for one hour
NOTE: Owners will be asked to complete an intake form with medical information on their pets (records of shots, vaccines, injuries, recent surgeries,etc.) prior to the massage.

As our new Bucyrus Campus continues to grow, we will add more special programs to mirror all those available at the Stein Campus. Visit our website often to watch our progress!

Want to learn the skill of healing touch?

Benevolent Touch Workshop

Benevolent Touch is a positive, gentle, nurturing touch that ensures the recipient that they are in a safe and caring environment. It’s an invaluable skill for those working with older adults and people with special needs.

WHO: This workshop is recommended for nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, recreation directors, activity aides, COTAs, therapists, social workers, chaplains and others who work with individuals with dementia or other special needs.

WHAT: Learn how to enhance the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, special needs or sensory loss due to aging. This workshop provides you the skills to give positive tactile contact to these people, enhancing their feelings of security and belonging, and reducing agitation and anxiety.

PRICE: $60 (includes instruction manual-a $20 value)
LOCATION: St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, 2801 E. Morgan Ave.

Benevolent Touch Workshop 2018 Dates

Friday, January 26 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 29 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 11 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Benevolent Touch National Instructor Certification Program

The National Instructor Certification Program is a course for individuals who have completed a standard Benevolent Touch workshop, and now wish to teach others about Benevolent Touch. At the end of this course, participants will be given at least 90 days for practice. Then, they need to teach (and videotape) a 4-hour Benevolent Touch workshop to an audience of co-workers, volunteers and/or students. Final certification will be issued upon review of the video tape.

PRICE: $350 (including training, training materials and meals)
LOCATION: St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, 2801 E. Morgan Ave.

National Instructor Certification Program 2018 Dates

Friday, March 30 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, October 12 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To Register:

Complete this registration form and return with payment 1 week prior to training.