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Massage Therapy

White Sands Integrative Medical

Chiropractor & Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture located in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Massage therapy is not only a relaxing experience, but its stress-reducing benefits can also help improve your overall health. White Sands Integrative Medical in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has a team of experts highly skilled in performing massages that optimize its benefits toward your health and wellness. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Medical massage therapy is the practice of using structured manipulations to various areas of the body, and applying pressure, tension, and vibration at varying degrees of intensity to improve your diagnosed health condition. 

There are different types of therapeutic massage techniques within the field. The basic techniques in massage therapy aim to enhance overall wellness through increasing circulation while clearing the body of toxins. More specialized techniques allow massage therapists to target specific areas of the body by manipulating soft tissue in these problem areas. 

Skilled massage therapists, like those at White Sands Integrative Medical, personalize your massage therapy treatment and ensure it coincides with the efforts of your chiropractor or physician. 

What happens during a massage therapy appointment?

When you schedule your appointment with White Sands Integrative Medical, the team recommends you arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to complete paperwork. In consideration of other clients, late arrivals cannot be accommodated during treatment time. 

It is common during massage therapy appointments to wear minimal or no clothing, in order for your massage therapists to adequately apply appropriate pressure and techniques. The team provides drapings for all their clients to wear and will make sure you feel comfortable during your appointment. 

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Stress has a direct impact on the body, causing you to be more susceptible to illnesses and aging you faster, both internally and externally. Massage therapy helps to reduce your stress levels which can result in overall improved functioning and wellness. Managing stress through massage therapy also contributes to:

  • Greater energy
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Increased circulation
  • Improved concentration
  • Decreased anxiety

In addition to reducing stress levels, including massage therapy in your treatment plan can further help with improving health issues including:

  • Alleviating lower back pain and improving range of motion
  • Assisting with shorter, easier labor during pregnancy 
  • Relaxing and softening injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Helping athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improving the condition of your skin
  • Increasing joint flexibility
  • Pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs for improved circulation
  • Reducing post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reducing muscle spasms and cramping
  • Easing medication dependence
  • Promoting tissue regeneration to reduce scar tissue and stretch marks.

Massage therapy can also help release endorphins, lessen depression and anxiety, and relieve migraine pain. Lymph flow stimulation through massage therapy can even help enhance your body’s natural immunity and defense system.

To schedule your massage therapy appointment with White Sands Integrative Medical, call the office or book an appointment online.