WRITTEN BY NICOLE DEIORIO, MARKETING INTERN
Daily activities are planned before your feet hit the floor. Time is considered a priceless commodity. Striving for balance in social, work, and home life is your number one goal… And stress crops up despite healthy eating and regular exercise. Does this sound like you?
If so, you should schedule a visit to the Zone Health and Fitness Massage Zone.
With two types of massages to choose from, your stress and muscle tension will dissolve away!
The Hydromassage bed offers heated water massage without the inconvenience of getting undressed. Try using the Hydromassage after a workout to relieve aches, pains, stress, anxiety, and stiffness. Ideal for the busy individual, the massage bed works on the body head-to-toe in ten minutes, leaving you relaxed and ready to conquer work!
For those looking to reset their mind and body, schedule an appointment with one of Zone’s massage therapists. Massages are no longer viewed as relief only exhausted mothers receive as their Mother’s Day present. Massages are for men and women, and should be regularly received to unlock all its wonderful benefits.
Benefits of regular massage includes relief from:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Insomnia related to stress
- Sports injuries
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved circulation
Zone offer appointments Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with massage therapists, Victoria and Sylvia. Victoria’s prime hours of operation are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and she can be reached at 352-470-7842. To otherwise schedule an appointment as a member or non-member, speak with Zone’s front desk.
“We offer customized massages based on the individual,” Victoria says. “Massages increase circulation of blood and lymph nodes, so this speeds up the recovery process for the muscles. Using different modalities that remove scar tissue build up and matted tissue gives the muscle the ability to contract without the interference that bogs down the nervous system.”
The types of massages offered at Zone Health and Fitness are, but not limited to:
- Swedish massage is proven to fight off sickness by boosting the immune system. Working with the muscles stimulates oxygen and releases toxins building in the muscles, allowing the body to feel energized.
- Sports massage targets the recovering athlete – whether you’re an MMA fighter or a leisure walker. Used to prevent injuries, sports massage aids in post event recovery by shortening the length of muscle stiffness.
- Neuromuscular therapy is a hands-on technique used in targeting soft tissue to alleviate pain. It’s excellent for those suffering from chronic aches and pains.
- Connective tissue therapy helps chronic tension, relaxation, and posture.
“Everyone should receive regular massages,” Victoria says. “Every body is different, so I recommend the individual who wants an advancement in their performance receive massages regularly based on their goals. The individual that experiences regular pain should visit to quickly reduce pain and strengthen their quality of life.”
Victoria also recommends self-therapy at home. Between massages, your body will thank you for stretching sore muscles on a foam roller or soaking in Epsom salts. It helps the massage’s health benefits last longer, and gives you the boost needed to workout harder.
Massages are no longer only for those looking to pamper themselves at the spa. Budget your time and money to invest in your quality of life. Self-care keeps you motivated to get up tomorrow, and do it all over again! Get a massage, and work out your workout.