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What Is Massage Therapy?

The term uses the application of many techniques and the type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition of the muscular and human tissue.

Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. There are more than 250 variations of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies. Practitioners utilize multiple techniques involving all these variation types. The application of these techniques may include, but is not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. The use of oils, lotions, and powders may also be included to reduce friction on the skin.

Dr Danti has practiced massage therapy in the Jacksonville area for over 15 years. She specializes in lymphatic massage, both post surgical and as an adjunct therapy for wellness. By “cleansing the body” via lymph drainage and visceral manipulation, the body is stimulated to purge excess fluid containing cellular waste thus influencing an immune boosting response.

Types of Massage Offered

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Connective Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Manual and Lymph Drainage Massage
Myofascial Release
Neuromuscular Therapy
Prenatal Massage
Sports Massage
Swedish Massage
Visceral Manipulation

Benefits of Massage


  • Enhance tissue repair and scar formation

  • Improve connective tissue health

  • Improve pliability of fascia

  • Release adhesions and separate tissues

  • Brings blood to the surface to “flush out” and deliver oxygen to the area

  • Help prevent formation of abnormal collagenous connective tissue