Welcome to The Massage Center Blog. Interested in reading a blog about all things massage? Check in from time to time to see our perspective on things. We cover the benefits of massage, the many modalities available to clients, and the challenge involved with making professional massage therapy a habit. Our blog contributors vary from licensed therapists, to clients, to writers who research the industry and report back to our blog followers.
The field of massage therapy involves the manipulation of the human body, which is one of the most complex organisms on the planet. In an attempt to provide valuable content, we keep a close eye on medical journals and various research studies in order to produce a blog with true substance that helps to educate and entertain our readers.
Some blogs might explore ideas such as… every employer in the country should require each employee to receive massage therapy once a week, in order to improve productivity.
Whether we write about the scientific benefits, or we dream up ideas that have never been and ask why not, our readers are in for an entertaining discussion of massage therapy.
Tools of the Trade: A Brief Overview of Mechanical Massage Therapy Massage therapy seems to most people strictly a manual activity. The laying of expert hands on tired, achy, and strained muscles immediately symbolizes massage therapy, and, indeed, handwork is essential to most forms of treatment. Concurrent with many of these manually-applied therapies, however, is a range of treatments involving the use of machines designed to deliver pressure, friction, and percussion that human hands cannot. Massages involving these machines are often...read more
License to Kill Stress: A View of Massage Therapy Certification According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of massage therapists is expected to grow by 20% and add over 30,000 jobs by 2020. These figures, above the average growth rate of all other occupations, testify to the flourishing popularity of massage therapy. Once seen as either a luxury reserved for the pampered spendthrift, professional massage therapy has fully entered the mainstream and enjoys widespread social acceptance. Today, nearly anyone can receive a...read more
Geriatric Massage Therapy May Complement the Relief of Undiagnosed Pain As time passes and the body ages, the transition into the golden years of life is complex both physically and psychologically. For many people the change can be a rather painful experience. The onset of various problems––reduction in motion, increased sensitivity, feelings of helplessness and social isolation––are, unfortunately, well-known among the population. Perhaps one of the most burdensome consequences of aging is the increased tendency of pain to go...read more
The Massage Center – Lakeland 5151 South Lakeland Drive, Suite 6 South Lakeland, FL 33813 License MM19307 (863) 248-8591 Massage Lakeland-Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Perhaps the strangest kind of massage therapy offered in massage centers and spas is what is known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). While it sounds more like an advanced medical procedure or surgical operation, MLD is actually an accessible form of massage therapy that helps to reduce the pain and swelling of the nodes of lymphatic system and thereby increase the...read more
Shiatsu Massage Tampa It is often believed that the benefits of massage therapy exceed physical comfort and the alleviation of pain. For centuries, massage therapy has been used for spiritual rehabilitation: improving “energy flow,” achieving harmony, and even establishing a connection with the spiritual world. Such concepts might have lost currency in today’s world, but the idea of inner peace certainly has not. As we are bombarded with more distractions and as our lives become increasingly burdened by the chaos of the outside...read more
Massage Tampa: Essential Oil Massage Now Popular When searching “massage Tampa” one might see advertisements for beauty products and palliative care throughout the Tampa Bay area. These ads have steadily increased in the past few years and often boast the use of essential oils, however, they rarely explain the details of these unique, aromatic substances. What is an “essential oil,” and how does it relate to massage therapy and aromatherapy? This article will help explain the general characteristics of essential oils and their...read more
Pregnancy Massage The service referred to as the Baby on Board treatment at The Massage Center headquartered in Tampa, is a modality of professional massage therapy with a rich history. This modality was used by ancient Greeks who believed that massage would link the body, mind, and soul. Although other cultures have adopted the treatment, it only became a mainstream practice in the United States in the 1980’s. As the act of delivering a pregnancy massage has grown in popularity, it has inspired the development of comprehensive classes on how...read more
Deep Tissue Massage in Tampa The deep tissue massage, known at The Massage Center as the Melt My Muscles, has long been a popular full body massage treatment for Tampa residents. The therapy’s origin dates back centuries, and it continues to hold its popularity as a reliable method for relaxing the muscles. Wealthy ancient Egyptians and Greeks were known for indulging in deep tissue massage therapy. The methodology was developed in order to loosen muscle tension and focus on the deepest layers of muscle mass. These days there are many...read more
My Vacation Massage Tampa We hear a lot of questions about our My Vacation treatment, which is a version of the Swedish massage. To help provide a few details about this popular full body massage treatment, we have a few ideas to share. A Swedish massage is the most well-known type of massage in the world. The treatment is called such because it was a technique developed by Pehr Henrik Ling, who was a Swedish physiologist. He developed the technique at the University of Stockholm in 1858. Ling originally created a system called Medical...read more
Hot Stone Massage Tampa What You Should Expect During a Hot Stone Massage The Hot Rock and Roll massage treatment at The Massage Center is sometimes known as a hot stone massage because it consists of a professional massage therapist using heated stones or basal salts to massage a client’s body. The massage therapist will first heat the stones that are of many sizes and shapes, in order to prepare for the session. Some therapists use an extra safe method in which the stones do not directly come into contact with the recipient’s skin. Instead,...read more