Massage Therapy Orlando FL

Laurie Croft is a Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist in Orlando, FL.

From migraines and back pain to dealing with sports injuries, the right licensed massage therapist can make all the difference in the world.

There are many styles of massage available at Harmony Wellness Center including Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Relaxation, and Assisted Stretching - so choosing the right modality and massage therapist is the most important question you ought to consider first.

If you’re suffering from the pain and stiffness from an injury, you may need a highly qualified massage therapist. Deep tissue medical massage not only helps in healing, but it also provides pain relief.

"When our bodies experience an injury, the body's natural system of defense is to protect the injured area. It does this by preventing the muscles around it from moving. Think of it as a splint maintaining the area immobilized."

This is the reason you experience the muscles getting stiff. A deep tissue massage therapist can work on these muscles and loosen them up. Choosing an Orlando massage therapist experienced in deep tissue massage can be found in a number of ways.

Asking your doctor for a referral is one – or a nurse you know. Most health-care professionals know local massage therapists in the Central Florida area who specialize in medical massage. Your doctor’s receptionist or assistant already knows the deep tissue massage therapists the doctor refers patients to.

"The 3 Things You Should Know About
Your Massage Therapist..."

1. Is the therapist certified or licensed in the state of Florida?

Most states in the US require that practicing massage therapist be licensed. This is very important because it ensures that the therapist has professional training so they can properly treat your condition.

Certified therapists use the abbreviated designation of CMT (Certified Massage Therapist), while licensed therapists use LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) behind their name. If you’re not sure what the abbreviations mean simply ask the therapist. A legitimate massage therapist will be happy to tell you because they are proud of their training.

You should also look for a license or certificate in their office.

2. Does the massage therapist carry professional malpractice insurance?

Massage therapists who have your best interest in mind will carry malpractice insurance. This is not something that is an option, rather a requirement if they are a professional therapist.

3. Does your massage therapist keep session (SOAP) notes?

While this is not a state requirement, this will allow the massage therapist to get familiar with your condition – especially with infrequent visits. The advantage of session notes is they can quickly review your chart and see the areas of your body they treated on your last session. They are also important for insurance claims.

"The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing
a Massage Therapist..."

Never shy away from asking the key questions, because this is how you find the medical massage therapist that's right for you. If you find that you don’t get straight answers to your questions simply move on to the next one.

You must feel comfortable with the therapist you are interviewing because you are putting them in trust of your body.

  1. Are they certified and licensed to operate in the state of Florida?
  2. Do they carry malpractice insurance?
  3. What are their rates?
  4. Where is their office located? The closer to home or work the better which means less stress.
  5. What kind of experience do they have?
  6. Are they qualified to perform a variety of techniques or modalities?
  7. Have they treated others with your same condition?
  8. What is their massage style specialty?
  9. How long have they been in business?
  10. Do they offer specials or have discounts for first-time massage?

Thank You For Visiting Our Massage Therapy Web Page

If you have any questions send me an e-mail or call me at 407-234-6454. I’ll be happy to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.

Laurie Croft, LMT
Board Certified and Licensed
Massage Therapist

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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame and in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
-- Thomas Edison.

- Medical Massage Therapy Orlando, FL.

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Harmony Wellness Center
110 N Orlando Ave, Suite 3, Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: 407-234-6454


Serving Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park.

Zip Codes: 32701, 32703, 32707, 32708,32714, 32750, 32751, 32779,
32789, 32803, 32804, 32807, 32808, 32810, 32817, 32818, 32826