Physical Benefits: Massage stretches and loosens muscles, improves blood flow, relieves pain, and improves immune responses. In addition, massage facilitates the removal of lactic acid buildup from muscles, and stimulates the release of endorphins - the body's natural painkiller - into the brain and nervous system.
Mental Benefits: Massage promotes a relaxed state of alertness, reduces mental stress, enhances the capacity of calm thinking and is soothing.
Emotional Benefits: Massage creates a feeling of well being and reduces anxiety levels.
Our massage therapists concentrate on painful and symptomatic areas as they treat the deeper component of your musculature, thus increasing the body’s rehabilitative abilities. Massage Therapy is often used in preparation for a spinal manipulation/adjustment. Massage relieves muscle tension and warms the soft tissues in the area, making joints more pliable and more receptive to the adjustment.
Hours By Appointment: Monday through Friday and Saturday, call us at 850.453.2211
What to Expect From Your First Massage Many people seek therapeutic massage as a natural means to promote healthy body functioning, and to enhance the body's own restorative powers. As with any new experience, you may have questions about what to expect during your first massage session. One of the first things your massage therapist will want to know is why you are getting a massage. Our experienced massage therapists will plan the session to address your health needs. The most common reasons for massage are: - General Relaxation - Revitalization - Relieve Sore or Tight Muscles - Headaches - Recovery from Sports Activity - General Health and Fitness - Improve Circulation - Complement Chiropractic or Other Health Care Discuss with the massage therapist any questions or concerns you might have about the upcoming session. It is important that your are comfortable during the massage, and that you know your options.
The Process You will be draped with a sheet and partially unclothed under the drape, wearing your lower undergarment. Massage sessions generally last from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the type of massage you receive.
A Word of Caution There are certain health conditions in which caution should be taken when receiving therapeutic massage. Persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, recent surgery, fractures, phlebitis, fever, and other problem conditions should consult their physicians for any restrictions prior to receiving a massage. Limited restrictions apply, in some cases, and in rare cases, massage should be avoided altogether. Check with your doctor if you have any of the aforementioned conditions or any questions.
It is important to be an active participant in the session. Ask questions about anything you might not understand, make your wishes known, and let the therapist know if your are uncomfortable at any time. Above all, relax and enjoy your massage! MM17270 Call Us At 850.453.2211