Rosewood Wellness Center—Hamilton
Clients entering the Rosewood Wellness Center are greeted by lush green plants and the soothing sounds of a small waterfall and pond that’s home to fish and turtles. Owner, Betty Schroder, wants people to start relaxing the moment they walk through the door. This intimate place is where Schroder and two other therapists help people heal. Most of her practice emphasizes massage, in particular those techniques that focus on injury rehabilitation.
Massages are given on a heated bed with warm packs added to the neck and feet. “We try to make each massage unique to that person. We work with the client on what they need,” says Schroder, a graduate of the Montana School of Massage in Missoula.
Beyond the standard deep tissue and Swedish massages, Rosewood offers specialized treatments, such as soft tissue release, myofascial release, neuromuscular and craniosacral massages. Lymphatic drainage massage is particularly good for cancer patients, Schroder says. It involves light, rhythmical massage that helps the body move lymphatic fluid, which plays a key role in delivering nutrients and antibodies to the tissue cells of the body. It also works on the nervous system, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and improving sleep patterns, she explains.
Rosewood has been in operation for 15 years. Schroder, who has a background in healthcare, bought the center five years ago and plans to expand it in order to offer more spa-related services. “I love what I do,” says Schroder, who has lived in Hamilton for 17 years.
The spa-related treatments include mud wraps and salt or sugar glow body scrubs. The aloe vera body wrap rids the body of toxins and helps with cellulite. “It’s very good to have if you are starting a new diet. It is one of my better treatments,” Schroder says.
For more information, visit www.rosewoodcenter.net or call (406) 375-0220.