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Massage Therapy

The Benefits Of Massage
There are many benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments.  Research estimates that 90% of disease is stress related.  Below are just a few conditions that massage may be able to help: 

  • Alleviate low-back pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
  • Relieve migraine pain
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue


In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
  • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
  • Preterm infants have improved weight gain.


Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.


Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good and getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in regularly scheduled massage can play a huge part your overall health and well-being. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.


We screen our massage therapists to ensure you receive the best massage in the most professional environment.  They are licensed by the Department of Health and maintain proper protocols for massage.  We are a professional office and will not tolerate any inappropriate activity by massage clients or the therapists.  Legal action will be taken immediately as we have zero tolerance for any unprofessional activity.


Certified Oncology Therapy Massage:  Using Lymphatic Drainage techniques, this massage will be appropriate for clients having lymph nodes and those who have had them removed. Client must have a written prescription from their doctor stating it is fine to receive the massage. Client is asked not to have a massage right after cancer treatment; normal wait time is 24-48 after. This is to compensate for the after-effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Work can only be done once the client has started their treatment.
Initial Oncology Therapy Massage  (60-Minute)  
Follow-Up Oncology Therapy Massage  (30-Minute)


​Swedish Massage:  Light pressure is used to relieve stress, reduce pain and promote relaxation
60-Minute Swedish Massage
90-Minute Swedish Massage 
120-Minute Swedish Massage  

Deep Tissue Massage:  ​
 Medium to Heavy Pressure is applied focusing on releasing tension and knots in the muscles
60-Minute Deep Tissue Massage 

90-Minute Deep Tissue Massage

Therapeutic Massage:  
a hybrid of neuromuscular, sport, myofascial and energy techniques  that is tailored to the individual needs of each client
60-Minute Therapeutic Massage
90-Minute Therapeutic Massage 

​Hot Stone Massage:  ​t
he therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. 
90-Minute Hot Stone Massage


Reflexology:​ 
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.

** Can be added on to any massage **
30-Minute Reflexology 
60-Minute Reflexology 

Our Massage Therapists are licensed by the Department of Health for the state of Florida.  We take the time to find the right therapist that coincides with work ethics at A Way of Life Acupuncture.