Massage therapy, or therapeutic massage, can mean many different things. In its purest sense, massage therapy means that a trained medical professional (massage therapist) manipulates the soft tissue of your body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and skin in order to achieve an intended result such as relaxation or pain relief. During Swedish massage, for example, the massage therapist uses long fluid strokes with medium pressure designed to promote relaxation. Deep tissue massage, on the other hand, involves increased pressure and techniques, such as trigger point therapy, aimed at deeper tissue in the body and promoting pain relief. Often I hear the more gentler massage modalities being referred to as relaxation massage while the more intense massage modalities are referred to as therapeutic massage. Choosing the best massage therapy for you often depends on your unique individual circumstances. Sometimes, we don’t have much of a choice. Following surgeries such as tummy tucks, for example, doctors often prescribe lymphatic drainage massage in order to help promote the movement of lymph throughout the body. Regardless of the type of massage therapy you need, always make sure to find a well-trained professional.
If you are unable to drive to our Fort Myers massage studio or simply wish to relax and enjoy massage therapy in the privacy of your home, hotel, assisted living or nursing home facility, or time share, we provide outcall massage services by appointment to the greater Fort Myers Area. There is an added charge for our time and commute but we strive to make things affordable and to accommodate most schedules. The areas that we will travel to include Naples, North Fort Myers. Sanibel Island, Estero, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, and Cape Coral.