Massage Therapy Specialist

Medika Holistic Wellness Center

Holistic Wellness located in Boynton Beach, FL

While you may have thought of massage as a luxurious indulgence, regular massage has many health benefits for your body, mind, and spirit. The team offers therapeutic massage at Medika Holistic Wellness Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. If you have insomnia, chronic pain, or other hard-to-treat symptoms, you may benefit from the soothing effects and increased circulation of massage therapy. If you live in the Boynton Beach area, call the friendly staff at Medika Holistic Wellness Center or use the online form to set up a massage therapy session.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a hands-on treatment that uses a variety of touch techniques to relieve tension and increase circulation throughout your body. 

Massage is one of humanity’s oldest healing modalities and comes in about 80 different styles and techniques, some of which also utilize the practitioner’s elbows and forearms. 

The types of touch in massage therapy that manipulate the muscles, skin, and fascia can include:

  • Stroking
  • Kneading
  • Vibration 
  • Tapping

You may benefit from a full-body massage for overall relaxation or targeted massage to alleviate specific symptoms. Trigger point massage, for instance, loosens areas of tightened muscle fibers.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy relaxes your body and increases the circulation of blood, oxygen, and other nutrients throughout your muscles and other tissues. Massage can be combined with aromatherapy for additional healing. Benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Less muscle soreness after a workout
  • Increased levels of the “feel-good” hormones: dopamine and serotonin
  • Decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol
  • Less pain
  • More flexibility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased range of motion in joints
  • Better sleep

Your treatment may even be so relaxing that you fall asleep during your massage therapy.

What kinds of conditions can I treat with massage therapy?

While massage has many physical and psychological benefits, it shouldn’t be used to replace any current medical treatments. Our team may recommend massage as part of your treatment plan if you have conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postoperative pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck or back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

You may also benefit from massage therapy if you were injured while playing sports, in a car accident, or from a fall.

How long does massage therapy take?

Your massage therapy lasts anywhere from 10-60 minutes, depending on the type of therapy you need. If you have a sports injury or a single area of tension, for instance, the team may address that area only. A full-body massage generally takes about an hour.

Do I have to undress for massage therapy?

You don’t have to undress for massage therapy, especially if you’re having just one muscle or joint treated. 

However, if you want a full-body massage with aromatherapy and essential oils, the team at Medika Holistic Wellness Center may give you a loose-fitting gown to wear for your therapeutic massage.

To experience the benefits of massage therapy, call the friendly Medika Holistic Wellness Center staff or use the online form to request an appointment.