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Massages in the waiting room?


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 a week and in two months they’ve given 500 free massages. This is no day spa. It’s a patient waiting area at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

“This is our surgical waiting area so we have many family and friends who are here, worried and stressed because their loved one’s having surgery or an invasive procedure,” says Claude Houle, director of surgery services.

Most of the people in the surgical waiting room expect to be here for a while. The massages give them fifteen minutes to relax and focus on themselves.

Therapists are students from a local massage school, in their final weeks before graduation.


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