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Whether you suffer from chronic pain, stress, or muscle soreness, it’s hard to know which solutions will provide true relief. Before throwing in the towel, give a hot stone massage a try. This therapeutic massage technique—which is commonly applied to the back, upper chest, and legs—utilizes smooth, heated stones to provide pain…(Read More)

massage-therapy-benefits

Massage therapy is a physical therapy technique that improves your overall health and well-being. The primary massage therapy benefits include muscle tension relief, stress and anxiety reduction, and injury prevention. Whether you can’t sleep or experience chronic pain, try massage therapy to get the relief you need. Understanding Massage Therapy Massage therapy is…(Read More)

hot-stone-massage-benefits

Self-care and relaxation take many different forms, from getting a facial to having an exercise routine. Perhaps one of the most popular relaxation techniques is a therapeutic massage. Massages have been used to help our bodies feel their best for thousands of years. Hot stone massages in particular have been gaining popularity in the…(Read More)

Scalp-Head-Massage-Benefits

People love massage for its relaxation properties as well as its lessening of muscle pain and soreness, but they may think that targeting the neck, shoulders, and back is the best way to get those benefits. Massage therapists and hair stylists alike understand that scalp and head massage is also a valuable practice, especially for…(Read More)

Massage Therapy FAQs

Have you thought about getting a massage to help you recover from an injury or to just relax? If you’ve never had one, you probably have some questions. Here are a few common Massage Therapy FAQs for those who are new to massage therapy. What are the benefits of massage therapy? The touch of…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Types

Massage therapy’s benefits run the gamut from easing tension and stress to helping recovery after injury to relieving cancer treatment pain. By triggering an involuntary relaxation response from the nervous system, massage can produce physical and emotional benefits. Massage techniques have been used since 3000 BCE (or earlier). Today, massage therapists employ up to…(Read More)

Massage Therapy for Back Pain

Have you ever wrenched your back by picking up something the “wrong” way, or have you slept the “wrong” way? The pain can be terrible. It’s perhaps only when something like this happens that we realize how important spine health is. All we want is pain relief, because when you “throw your back out…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Relaxation

A simple shoulder massage from your partner, who may have no professional training, makes you feel good. This caring touch signals a relaxation response, causing your heart and breathing rates to slow, blood flow to increase, blood pressure to reduce, stress hormones to decrease and muscles to relax. In some cases, massage may be just…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Career Facts

For people suffering from stress, injury and pain, massage practitioners can sometimes seem like miracle workers – if they’re good at their jobs. Their hands can knead the knots out of soft tissue, help muscles recover after injury or overuse, relax the body, relieve stress and put their clients into a state of near euphoria…(Read More)

Science Behind Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be a natural way to help remedy back pain, reduce stress, provide relief and relaxation, and contribute to overall wellness. It is also used in pain management for cancer patients and in sports medicine. Although it is not a “medical” panacea, there is science behind massage therapy and its uses. What is…(Read More)

Massage Therapy

Stress, the body’s “fight or flight” mechanism, is supposed to be a shield to protect the body from danger. When it occurs in the short term – such as making a presentation to work colleagues or spilling coffee on your white shirt – there is an end in sight. Sometimes, though, stress relief doesn’t come…(Read More)

massage-therapy-techniques

When starting a new career as a massage therapist, it is important to understand and master the most popular techniques, as this is what your clients will be looking for in a therapist. There are four major techniques that Florida Academy has all students master in the massage therapy program, to help set you up…(Read More)

Massage School Photo

Taking the step towards higher education can be intimidating, but finding the right massage therapy school can make all of the difference in your success. Being a massage therapist is an exciting and rewarding career that gives you purpose. You get to help people relax, heal, and improve their well-being. You get mental and…(Read More)

If you think massages are solely for luxury spas and relaxation, think again. Massage therapy is becoming an increasingly more important part of healthcare as more people are finding it a critical aspect to alleviate pain, injury and depression, as well as lower blood pressure, increase circulation and reduce stress. Therapeutic massage, for example, can…(Read More)

the-massage-guide

With the holidays upon us, massages make great gifts for others, or yourself if you’re feeling the stress that sometimes comes along with the holiday cheer. There are lots of massage techniques and types to choose from (over 200, to be exact), which can be confusing when trying to decide the right massage for…(Read More)

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Florida Academy was honored to be featured on NBC 2’s Health Matters segment that highlighted our students offering massage therapy to patients in the Gulf Coast Medical Center.  Massages in the waiting room. Florida-Academy’s Massage Therapy Students Got Highlight Here’s an excerpt from the piece… They set up shop three days…(Read More)

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