Massage therapy has a long history of providing relief from stress, chronic pain, and tension relief for patients all over the world. Massage therapy is a popular solution for people seeking a more natural approach to managing various health conditions. Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa is your premier destination for massage therapy to help you feel completely refreshed.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy applies a scientific system of activity to the muscular structure of the human body by stroking, kneading, tapping, and vibrating with the hands to improve muscle tone and circulation.
There are many types of massage therapies we offer here at Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa, from Swedish (where a therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping) to deep tissue (a technique that targets the underlying muscles for greater release of tension) and spinal realignment. Scalp massage, CBD, and aromatherapy may also be incorporated into your experience treatments for added relaxation and therapeutic benefits.
What Are the Benefits?
Unlike many Western medical treatments, massage therapy has many benefits with few downsides. Not only is this treatment highly customizable—depending on whether you prefer a light massage or a deeper tissue massage to relieve muscle soreness and pain—but it also medication-free and has no side effects or downtime. Research shows that this therapy can increase a patient’s lymphatic activity and improve circulation, lower blood pressure, improve posture, and provide relief from chronic pain.
What Can I Expect?
If you are a new patient, expect your massage therapist to ask you about your medical history, symptoms, and desired results. In addition, they might also evaluate you by touch to locate painful or tense areas and determine how much pressure to apply.
A typical therapy session involves the patient lying on a table, undressed to your comfort level and covered with a sheet. Your therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on the skin. Depending on the patient’s symptoms, the therapy sessions can be brief or last more than an hour. No matter what your needs, we aim to help you achieve a heightened sense of relaxation.
Contact us today to schedule your massage therapy appointment! We can’t wait to hear from you!
Nicole Ouellette, LMT Bodywork Therapist
Nicole became a bodywork therapist in 2016, after graduating from Florida College of Natural Health. In 2005, she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Rollins College. Nicole’s speciality is blending intuitive touch, an eclectic blend of modalities, and a skilled understanding of the human body to deliver specially tailored bodywork sessions per the individual needs of her clients.