Massage
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Massage can help release muscle tension

Massage can help release muscle tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility and reduce stress. It can also promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration and create an overall sense of well-being.

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Will one facial treatment help improve my skin?

Massage therapy can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, increase circulation and joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, encourage faster healing of injured muscular tissue, and improve posture. Massage is also known to lessen anxiety, promote better sleep, and improve concentration.

Skin care at the Center starts with respect for your time and your wishes. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions about your current skin condition, discuss your goals, and learn which treatments may, or may not, be beneficial for you.

You may be using incorrect products on your skin or not taking proper care of your skin which is causing skin problems. It is difficult for your skin to improve unless you cease using a certain product that is harming your skin.

The estheticians at the Center have chosen to use Nuxe, an all natural European product line from France. The results are noticeably dramatic. You should see immediate benefits, whether you have time for a brief 45-minute treatment or a luxurious 60-minute session. Significant skincare results come from adhering to a regular program.

Your esthetician will recommend a range of products and repeat visits based on your skin's specific needs. It is your choice as to whether you follow those recommendations. You may choose to follow some suggestions some, all, or none at all. The results you will experience with skincare are dependent on what you do between treatments. You will see and feel a visible impact after your facial, but the lasting benefits are really up to you, your lifestyle, diet, stress, environment and a myriad of factors will make the difference.

I've seen ads for places charging $39-49 for massage, why are you more expensive?

While you don't always get what you pay for, this is one case where you generally do. First, a number of places lure people in with a "first time client" offer of $39, and then charge more, once you become a regular. So if you see an offer for a low priced session, make sure it's good for as long as you are a client.

Second, because they pay their therapists less, the massage places charging $39-49 often hire students just out of massage school or therapists who we would turn away. While some therapists have an amazing gift of touch right out of school, this is the exception rather than the rule.

Because the "massage mills" tend to have a high turn-over rate and need to constantly hire a lot of people, they generally have a much lower standard when it comes to adding new therapists to their staff. Many also charge extra for deep tissue or advanced work, if it is even available, so that enticing $39 massage may turn out to be considerably more once you are on the table.

At the Center, we feel we offer the most value for the best price, service and experience. Our loyal customer base of clients over the last 18 years is proof enough for us that we are one of the preferred health and wellness center in Tampa Bay.

We are not interested in providing "fast food type of massage or spa services.”

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