Massage Therapy in Palm Harbor

Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues to enhance a person’s health. It has been practiced for thousands of years in many different cultures.There are many different massage sales and modalities used to heal injuries, improve health conditions and promote overall wellness.

Deep Tissue Therapy

Deep tissue therapy is a modality of massage that consists of deep slow strokes that focus pressure on the affected soft tissue area to treat specific muscle conditions that otherwise would continue to bring pain and discomfort to the individual being treated.Most of the strokes used by the therapist are the same as in a relaxation massage with the difference of slower and deeper movement, concentrating in the areas of tension and pain. This type of massage is very beneficial for individuals with chronic muscle tension as the connective tissue becomes rigid and adheres to the muscle, reading tension, limited movement and inflammation in the area affected.With the specific types of massage movements, the therapist uses hands, fingers, forearms and even elbows to break down these adhesions and restore movement and proper circulation in the treated area.

Swedish Massage

Swedish or relaxation massage is a technique that uses smooth gliding strokes to promote relaxation, improve circulation, increase range of motion and relieve muscle tension in the superficial soft tissues.

Neuromuscular Massage

Neuromuscular massage is a therapeutic modality of massage that addresses trigger points (muscle tension and adhesions that refer pain) that can cause nerve compression, poor circulation and postural issues that can be caused by repetitive motions or injury.

Sports Massage

Sports massage uses a variety of techniques and deep strokes adapted to deal with the effects of athletic performance on the body and the needs of athletes regarding training, performing and recovering.

Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy (prenatal) massage uses specially designed massage cushions and sidelining positioning to promote stress reduction, relaxation and pain relief especially in the low back and hips of expectant mothers.

Chair Massage

Chair Massage is where a client is seated and fully clothed in a specially designed chair.It allows the therapist to work on the client’s neck, shoulders, arms and hands.A chair massage is effective convenient and simple way to receive a massage.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stones are used as massage tools that transmit heat deep into the muscle. It is used to soothe and relax the client.


Aromatherapy is where the therapist uses essential oils to enhance the clients massage experience through diffusion or topically as part of the massage session. The essential oils have restorative properties to help relax and heal the clients body and mind.

Studies have shown the benefits of massage therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, soft tissue dysfunctions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress and many other health issues. At I Got Your Back Massage Therapy our therapist customize your massage experience specific to your needs. Whether you are a returning client or a first timer, you will find our facility to be clean and serene and our therapist to be competent and compassionate.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is an ancient form of bodywork that today is utilized in all hospitals across Thailand as medicinal. Thai massage is given with clothes on, either on a mat or a table, and consists of palm presses, thumb presses similar to acupressure, and passive stretching. It has been described as feeling like 10,000 waves over the body as it is a deeply calming and flowing style of bodywork. Thai massage has been called “lazy man’s yoga” by many who have received the benefits of this work that include improved circulation, lengthening tight muscles, improving lymphatic flow, and restoring balance to whole body mind and spirit.It helps balance the nervous system and relieves stress at a very deep level. It is recommended to have a 90 min session to fully experience all the benefits from Thai Massage, but an hour is still quite beneficial and it is not uncommon to experience 2 hour sessions.

Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is specifically oriented toward anyone undergoing treatment for cancer. There are certain considerations that the therapist makes in order to accommodate changes in the body as a result of the disease as well as the treatment. Someone trained in Oncology massages is proficient in working to assist the client to receive all the benefits of massage without taking any necessary risks to do so. If someone is undergoing treatment for cancer such as radiation or chemotherapy it is suggested to check with the oncologist before receiving massages.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a deeply profound style of bodywork that includes working with a person using light touch and contacts cranium (head) and sacrum, as well as theentire body to restore balance and to improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the nervous system. Clients usually feel like they have had a deep sleep and are restored energetically to a calmer happier and more peaceful state of mind and body. It can be used in conjunction with other modalities of massage or can be a treatment all on it’s own.