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the health benefits of Massage therapy have been recognized by cultures around the world for centuries.

we use massage therapy to manage pain, complement medical treatments, and enhance wellness.

Palm Wellness provides patients access to chiropractors and qualified health professionals, including massage therapists, to assist in the rehabilitation process. Massage therapy is also used as a way to improve the health of those who want to feel relaxed and regenerated.


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What is massage therapy?

Done by a licensed massage therapist, massage therapy involves using different pressure levels, movements, and massage techniques to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues in the body. With the goal of slowing down your nervous system, a massage therapy program can be used to relieve stress and tension, provide relief from symptoms, treat injuries, and support holistic wellness.

Definition & some history

Massage therapy is the use of several techniques that involve manipulating the soft tissues of the body. It helps manage different health conditions and improve the patient’s well-being. Historically, massage has been used in many cultures as a way to relieve people's pain. In current times, science considers massage therapy as a complementary and alternative medical treatment, and it does have irrefutable benefits.

Initial consultation & evaluation

Massage Therapists usually ask patients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results. They may also scan the body with their hands, performing an evaluation, to locate tender areas and injured tissue, and to determine the best approach and techniques to use.

what to expect during sessions

Typically, the patient lays down on a table, either in loose-fitted clothing or partially undressed to uncover the area being massaged. Therapists may use massage oil or lotion to improve the quality and experience of the massage while reducing friction on the patient’s skin. Sessions may take an hour or less, depending on what is required in the treatment plan.

Different massage therapy techniques

The term "massage therapy" encompasses many different techniques. Therapists use their hands, fingers, forearms, elbows, and feet to press, rub, and manipulate the muscles and the soft tissue of the body. Here is a list of some of the most popular massage therapy techniques:

Shiatsu Massage

This technique focuses on acupressure points, spots in the body that are believed to have an impact on the body's energy flow. Shiatsu massage intends to heal the body by addressing certain acupressure points that affect the condition at hand. Usually, fingers are used to provide a rhythmic pressure to the desired acupressure points.

Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage is best used to treat painful and stiff spots in the body. As the name implies, it applies focused pressure on the deeper layers of the muscles and tissues. Deep tissue massage is used to relieve chronic muscle tension and to help rehabilitate injured tissue.

Thai Massage

Thai massage compresses the muscles and mobilizes joints. It is a mixture of yoga assisted postures, acupressure, and other techniques to help the patient relax and relieve muscle and joint tension and pain.

Sports Massage

This technique is used in sports to promote flexibility, help the rehabilitation of muscle injuries like strains, and to prevent injuries. It may be used in different muscle systems depending on the sport or the phase of the sporting event.

Hot Stone Massage

This type of massage is very simple and it aims to relax, reduce pain, and improve blood flow. Stones may be warmed or cooled, depending on the effect the therapist wants to provide, then moved along the body to help the body relax and heal.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is very common. It is used to help relieve muscle tension and energize the patient. It can be done softly, with long kneading strokes or rhythmic tapping strokes, among others.

Benefits from massage therapy tampa fl

Since the beginning, massage therapy has been used to ease several types of muscle pain. In most cases, it has shown benefits beyond mere relaxation. The basis for massage's effectiveness is the way it improves the body's blood flow, which in turn aids the body’s self-healing mechanisms.

Here are just a few of the health problems that benefit from massage therapy:

Muscle Pain

When muscles are contracted, they compress the nerves around them which causes spasms. Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissues which helps reduce these painful contractions.


Massage therapy is also known to help lessen the symptoms associated with depression. It promotes better sleep and relaxation by reducing physical pain and stress.


Massage therapy helps improve blood flow, decreases blood pressure and heart rate, and overall relaxes the mind and body. This, in turn, helps reduce tension headaches and migraine attacks.

Reducing Stress and Increasing Relaxation

The calm feeling after a massage can aid in reducing stress and anxiety. A massage increases your parasympathetic response, which can decrease feelings of anxiety.

Reducing Muscle Pain, Soreness, and Tension

Massage therapy is excellent for working out problem areas like lower back pain and chronic stiffness. A licensed massage therapist can accurately target the source of your pain and help achieve the perfect massage regimen.

Improving Circulation, Energy, and Alertness

Loosening muscles and tendons promotes increased blood flow throughout the body. Improving your circulation can have several positive effects on the rest of your body, including reduced fatigue and pain management!

Lowering Heart Rate, and Blood Pressure

Regular massage can help heal the heart and prevent heart disease. Massages are known to lower blood pressure levels, as this modality helps regulate the blood flow of the body. With improved blood circulation, blood pressure is known to improve as well.

Improving Immune Function

Stimulation of the lymph nodes recharges the body’s natural defense system.


Massage therapy is a very safe practice if performed by a licensed therapist on an eligible patient. However, massage therapy is not recommended for people with the following conditions: 

Those with bleeding disorders or on blood-thinning medication

Hemophilia, a hereditary blood defect, is marked by delayed blood clotting with prolonged or excessive internal or external bleeding after injury or surgery. Internal bleeding can be caused by even minor trauma to muscles and joints in people with severe and moderate hemophilia. Clients who are taking blood thinners may also be more prone to internal bleeding, as well as bruising.

Patients with a very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)

Thrombocytopenia is a condition where your blood has a lower-than-normal number of blood cell fragments called platelets. While massage is not completely contraindicated for people with this condition, it is imperative that no deep tissue work or trigger point therapy be used as this could cause bruising or even extensive leakage of blood, known as hematomas.

Those with severe osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects older people, especially women, and is characterized by a loss of bone density and mass, making bones very porous and fragile. For this reason, patients with severe or even moderate osteoporosis may experience broken bones due to a massage, especially deep work.

Patients with burns or healing wounds

Conditions such as rashes, wounds, bruises, burns, boils, blisters, and cuts or lesions for example. Usually, these problems are local, so massage may be administered in other areas of the body. As massage therapists usually do not wear gloves, skin conditions and precautions taken by the therapist are necessary. Please make your therapist aware of any areas of concern.

Diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a rare but potentially lethal blood clot in a vein. It is common in the calf muscle area. Deep, sore pain in the belly of the muscle may be thrombosis. If this is massaged, it may dislodge, travel up the veins, and damage the heart.

People with active infections

Bacterial infections, viral infections, and fungal infections can be spread to other areas of the body by the therapist. Pain may also be caused by an infection, not an injury, so a massage will not help.

Anyone with broken bones (fractures)

Massage should not be done directly on or around a recent fracture but can be done on other parts of the body. Massage can be administered during the later stages of healing to help restore circulation and muscle tone.

Massage therapy tampa fl frequently asked questions

If you are suffering from chronic pain due to accidents or certain medical conditions, or if you just want to feel relaxed and rejuvenated, then massage therapy is for you. At Palm Wellness Center, you can relax while our medical professionals take care of your health and well-being.

Can massage help fibromyalgia symptoms?

Massage therapy may improve the quality of life of those with fibromyalgia symptoms if done consistently and for a long enough period.

Does massage help babies grow?

Premature babies who receive massage therapy may improve their weight gain.

Can massage therapy help people with HIV/AIDS?

Massage therapy doesn’t treat people with HIV/AIDS directly, but it shows benefits by alleviating anxiety and depression.

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Physical Rehabilitation Treatments and Techniques We Offer

At Palm Wellness Center, our professionals are ready to work with you in a wide range of medical situations and conditions, including:

  • Auto Accident Rehabilitation

    If you have been involved in a car accident, seek medical assistance immediately.

    Palm Wellness Center's auto accident rehabilitation system puts together chiropractors and physicians to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and develop a complete injury rehabilitation plan.

    • You are feeling headaches or pain anywhere in your body
    • If you have trouble moving any body parts after the accident
    • If your symptoms are not getting better and are becoming worse over time

    Let our medical team help you improve your condition so you can get back to your daily living activities healthier and happier.

  • Slip And Fall Rehabilitation

    If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident, prevent further injury by getting immediate medical care.

    Palm Wellness Center is here for you! We can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

    • If you have cuts and bruises due to the fall
    • You are suffering from muscle or joint pains anywhere on your body
    • If you have a head concussion due to the fall

    Injured in a slip and fall accident? Let our professional medical team help you

  • Chiropractor

    A chiropractor can help anyone who wants to recover from accident injuries or those who want to improve their health and well-being without relying on medication and surgeries.

    Chiropractic treatment can restore the structural integrity of your spine and other body structures to improve your health.

    If you have been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or if you want to have a healthier mind and body, then you are in the right place. Our licensed chiropractor in Tampa has the experience and skills needed to help you achieve your health goals.

    Let us help you get back to a healthier life!

  • Massage Therapy

    The health benefits of therapeutic massage have been recognized by several cultures around the world for centuries.

    We utilize massage therapy to treat pain, complement medical treatments, and enhance wellness.

    Palm Wellness Center provides patients access to chiropractors and qualified health professionals, including massage therapists, to assist in the rehabilitation process. Massage therapy is also used as a way to improve the health of those who want to feel relaxed and regenerated.

    Get massage therapy with us and start your journey to a healthy and invigorated mind and body!

  • Ultrasound Therapy

    Therapeutic ultrasound treatment has become a common practice among physical and occupational therapists to reduce muscle pain, fight infection, and promote healing in the body.

    Palm Wellness provides patients access to the best therapies, including ultrasound therapy, as a complementary treatment for the rehabilitation process.

    If you want to take control of your health, give us a call to start your treatments as soon as possible.

  • Therapeutic Exercises

    Whether caused by sports injuries, car accidents, or slip and fall accidents, injuries can lead to loss of function.

    At Palm Wellness Center, we understand that loss of function might make you feel devastated. That's why we are always ready to help restore your physical function and improve your overall health and wellness.

    Therapeutic exercises, when done with a licensed and skilled health professional, can offer remarkable benefits.

    Whether you want to recover physical function lost in an accident or you simply want to improve your overall health, Palm Wellness Center can help you achieve your goals.

    Let us help you get back to a healthier life.

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