Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old.
The goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being through hands-on manipulation of soft and connective tissue. This, in conjunction with directed stretches, exercises, regular chiropractic sessions and our other services helps create a powerful healing force.
Allow one of our licensed massage therapists to provide you with a 60-minute therapeutic massage to alleviate your stress and facilitate healing. You’ll see why our patients continue to return to us to schedule their massage sessions!
5 Benefits of Massage Therapy
1. Relieves Stress – Massage therapy relieves stress by relaxing your mind and body, lowering your heart rate and blood pressure, and restoring peace of mind and well-being.
2. Supports Your Fitness or Sports Program – If you’re on a fitness or sports program, massage therapy can help by relieving sore and fatigued muscles, improving flexibility, muscle tone and posture, reducing muscle spasms, boosting endorphins and promoting deeper breathing.
3. Alleviates Various Problem Conditions – Massage therapy can alleviate problem conditions by reducing general aches, tension, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and digestion issues. It can help your body’s natural healing by improving circulation.
4. Combats Aging – Massage therapy can help combat the effects of aging by enhancing tissue elasticity and flexibility, promoting healthy skin with improved circulation, relieving muscle aches and stiffness, and improving mental concentration and relaxation.
5. Enhances Health and Recovery – Massage therapy can aid in health and recovery by aiding in post-operative rehabilitation and improving immune system functioning.
Schedule an appointment today with one of our licensed massage therapists in Panama City, Florida. Call 850-215-5657 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.
Tips to Enjoying Your Massage
Be kind to yourself. Enjoy your time out to receive the healing of a professional massage.
Be on time. If you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it will take longer to relax.
Prepare your body. Avoid drinking or eating large amounts just before the massage, this hampers comfort.
Dress for your massage. Professional draping is used so let your therapist know the amount of clothing you would like to wear. Wear what makes you comfortable and allows massage in the areas needed.
Inform your therapist. Before the session, give accurate health information and let the massage therapist know what you want from the massage. During the session, speak up if you have any feedback on the amount of pressure, speed of movement, room temperature, music volume, lighting or other concerns.
Breathe. Be aware of your breathing during the massage. A slow deep breath relaxes the body.
Imagine your muscles becoming smooth and loose. Let your massage therapist know if you feel tightening of muscles during the massage. Your therapist can reassess the technique used and help you relax.
Ease your mind. If your mind is racing you can become body centered by listening to the music, following the hands of the massage therapist and focusing on how the therapeutic touch feels.
Transition out of your massage. Slowly get off the table to avoid dizziness, drink lots of water afterwards, and if possible, allow for some open, quiet time after your massage. Give yourself time to appreciate and absorb the therapeutic effects.
Remember, massage has its greatest benefits over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you’ll feel and the more quickly your body will respond. If you are getting a massage to address chronic muscular tension, recovery from a soft tissue injury or to support chiropractic care, several sessions are usually recommended for optimal results.