Massage Therapy Palm Harbor

Resume a Pain-Free Life Today!

Regardless of your age, injury or ailment, you will find comfort in the excellent massage and rehabilitation services offered at IN-TOUCH Health Spa. Each client is given a personalized treatment plan to enhance optimal results. Through regular massage therapy treatments, we can help manage your pain and get you back in tip-top shape in no time.

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY | PALM HARBOR

Massage therapy in Palm Harbor refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various massage therapy techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include compression, kneading, friction, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia and/or connective tissues of the body.
Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years.
Today, massage therapy is thought of as a holistic therapy that complements medical treatment(s). The “Physician’s Guide to Therapeutic Massage” shows that massage can decrease pain, promote soft tissue healing by improving range of motion, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.
If you have been referred to us by a physician, we will work with your doctor to come up with a plan of treatment that will benefit you quickly. We can also provide referrals for physicians should we feel that you may need further treatment.

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR MASSAGE @ 727-366-3924

IN-TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY SPECIALIZES IN THE TREATMENT OF:

  • Chronic Neck / Back Pain
  • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis/Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Strains / Sprains
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica pain
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / Stiff Neck
  • Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Scoliosis
  • Muscle Tension
  • Migraine
  • Circulation (lymphatic & cardiovascular)
  • Post Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Stress
  • Relaxation
  • And More!!! 

Massage Therapy and Other Services We Offer…

  • Swedish Relaxation Massage
  • Neuromuscular Medical Massage Therapy
  • Trigger Point
  • Reflexology
  • Thai Stretching
  • Passive Stretching (traction/decompression)
  • Electronic Acupuncture
  • Advanced Skin Care Treatments
  • Anti-Aging Facials
  • And More!

Massage Price List

 

Neuromuscular Therapy  Price
30 minute (target area) $35.00
60 minute * $65.00
w/Electronic Acupuncture $70.00

 

Swedish (Relaxation) Price
60 minute $55.00
90 minute $80.00
Half & Half $60.00
90 minute (includes 30 min neuro) $90.00

 

Other Massage Services  Price
30 min Signature foot massage $30.00
30 min Thai Passive Stretching $30.00
30 minute Migraine Relief $25.00

Why IN-TOUCH For Your Massage Therapy Needs?

Our goal at IN-TOUCH is to provide the utmost professional and therapeutic care for all our clients’ Massage Therapy needs in Palm Harbor.  We cater to clients of all ages. We customize each treatment to meet your specific needs by incorporating a variety of assessment and treatment techniques best suited to you as an individual.  Our treatments are designed to relieve the pain and stress related to day to day living and aid in related to day to day living and aid in the rehabilitation of physical injuries.

IN TOUCH provides advanced therapeutic massage & relaxation massage in a comfortable retreat like setting.

Located in the Palm Harbor area of Tampa Bay, we are proud to have helped so many people with chronic pain relief and soft tissue injuries, accidents and more. We are not only licensed and certified in the latest techniques, but also recommended as the top choice for rehabilitative massage therapy and pain relief in the area.

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR MASSAGE @ 727-366-3924

Hours of Operation

 

Days Hours
Mon & Fri 10am – 9pm
Tues & Thurs 9am – 6pm
Wed & Sat 10am – 4pm

Neuromuscular Massage Palm Harbor

What is Neuromuscular Massage?

Neuromuscular massage therapy is a very specialized form of manual massage therapy.  An NMT therapist is educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems.  The Neuromuscular Therapist also is educated in kinesiology and biomechanics and the functioning of the human nervous system.

By definition, Neuromuscular massage is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain.  This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system.  In a healthy individual, nerves transmit impulses (which are responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body very slowly.   Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction.

Neuromuscular therapy massage works to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.

Neuromuscular therapy will address five elements that may be causing you pain:

  • Ischemia: lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch
  • Trigger points: highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body
  • Nerve Compression or entrapment: Pressure on a nerve b soft tissue cartilage or bone.
  • Postural distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes.
  • Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad mechanics in the golf swing or tennis stroke, computer keyboarding)

Neuromuscular therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure of the areas of muscle spasm.  The massage therapy pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles or elbow.  Once applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure should not vary for ten to thirty seconds.

Massage Therapy for Pain Reduction

Muscles that are in spasm will be painful to the touch.  The pain is caused by ischemic muscle tissue.  Ischemia means the muscle is lacking proper blood flow, usually due to the muscle spasm.  This in turn creates a situation where muscle is not receiving enough blood or enough oxygen.  This lack of oxygen causes the muscle to produce lactic acid, making the muscle feel sore following physical activity. After the muscle is relaxed through massage therapy, the lactic acid will be released from the muscle, and the muscle should state receiving enough blood and oxygen.

Neuromuscular therapy may feel unfamiliar or even slightly painful at first, by the pressure of the massage should alleviate the muscle spasm.  At this point, it is extremely important to communicate with the massage therapist regarding the pressure – where the pressure is too much, too little, getting better, getting worse.  The therapist will listen and respond accordingly.

What to expect after Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Following a Neuromuscular therapy massage, any soreness that presents itself should fade after twenty-four to forty-eight house.  The muscles that were tight should remain noticeably more relaxes for four to fourteen days,  depending on stress, activity level, and severity of back pain prior to beginning massage therapy.

Renew, Rejoice & Rejuvinate

As part of our service, we provide our clients with knowledge of self-administered pain management techniques such as stretching and strengthening exercises and the use of heat and/or cold therapy, which will help you get the most out of each treatment as well as providing our skin care clients with at home skin care protocols for healthier, younger looking skin.

Our spa therapies ensure that you will revel in your favorite treatments while you take the necessary time to renew, rejoice and rejuvenate.

* Always seek the advice of your physician before starting any new treatments.

Ailments That Massage Therapy Can Benefit

Sprain

A sprain (also known as an overstretched or torn ligament) is damage to one or more ligaments in a joint, often caused by trauma or the joint being taken beyond its functional range of motion. The severity of sprain ranges from a minor injury which resolves in a few days to a major rupture of one or more ligaments requiring surgical fixation and a period of immobilization. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle, knee and wrist.

Strain

A strain is an injury to a muscle/tendon in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching. A strain is also known as a pulled muscle or torn muscle.

Cellulite

Cellulite is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that manifests topographically as skin dimpling and nodularity, often on the pelvic region, lower limbs, and abdomen. Cellulite occurs mostly in females. It can result from a complex combination of factors ranging from hormones to heredity.  Cellulite can be reduced and/or eliminated depending on cause and severity.

Torticollis

Torticollis, also known as wry neck, is condition defined by an abnormal, asymmetrical head or neck position, which may be due to a variety of causes.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers.

 

Tendinitis

Tendinitis, meaning inflammation of a tendon.

Myofascial trigger point

Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia (connective tissue) surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.

 

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest. Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin and may be worsened by a tight Achilles tendon.

 

Low back pain

Low back pain is a common disorder involving the muscles, nerves, and bones of the back. Pain can vary from a dull constant ache to a sudden sharp feeling. Low back pain may be classified by duration as acute, sub-chronic, or chronic. The condition may be further classified by the underlying cause as either mechanical, non-mechanical, or referred pain.

 

Neck pain

Neck pain is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.

 

Sciatica

Sciatica (the main nerve branch from the spine feeding down into the legs) is a medical condition of pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Typically, symptoms are only on one side of the body. Certain causes, however, may result in pain on both sides. Lower back pain is sometimes but not always present. Weakness or numbness may occur in various parts of the leg and foot.


 

What specific conditions can massage therapy help?

Massage therapy may help the body in many ways.  Massage can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduced pain and improved function.

Massage therapy may also improve circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or edema (an excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues, which may be reduced using manual lymph drainage).

Massage therapy is also thought to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.

These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions.  Some of these are listed below.

Decreases pain and increases functioning in these conditions: Helps treat and manage symptoms or complications of: Other psychological,  emotional, and physical benefits:
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Tension headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tendon and muscle tears
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sore or overused muscles (prevents and treats)
  • Muscle injury (offers rehabilitation)
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Lower stress levels
  • Lessening of depression
  • Reduced anger and aggression
  • Improved sleep patterns and decreased sleep disturbance
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Enhances immune system
  • Improves athletic performance and enhances recovery

Call Today to Schedule Your Massage @ 727-366-3924