Massage Therapy: A Luxury or Necessity?


We often view getting a massage as a luxury – a treat we indulge in once every few months. However, in recent years massage therapy is being offered alongside standard treatment for various medical conditions. Many companies even offer massage treatment as part of their insurance and wellness packages.

The benefits of regular massage therapy range from reduced anxiety and blood pressure to relief from headaches and joint pain. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, most people over 55 received massages for pain relief, stiffness, soreness, and help with injury recovery.

In addition to promoting pain relief, regular massage therapy can help relieve insomnia and fibromyalgia, and improve circulation and flexibility.

“We’re seeing an increase in bookings for massages that address specific health concerns,” says Jaime Knight, Spa Director at Ocean Waters, Daytona Beach’s Grand Spa. “Many of our clients have back pain and sore muscles. Marathon runners and triathletes often come here to refresh and recuperate after extensive training for a race.”

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There are varied types of massages to address your specific health needs. For example, a hot stone massage is helpful in promoting muscle relaxation. Athletes often choose a sports massage or therapeutic massage to release chronic tension and give relief to overworked muscles.

As one of Central Florida’s full-service European Spas, Ocean Waters provides more than 30 treatments to meet your health and wellness goals. Our 15,000-square-foot retreat area includes massage rooms, facial rooms, Vichy shower suites, hydrotherapy tubs, a eucalyptus steam room, and a Jacuzzi.

The Massage Duet is Ocean Waters’ most requested treatment. Combining the benefits of a Swedish and Therapeutic treatment, it provides ultimate relaxation for overworked and tired muscles.

You don’t have to be a resort guest to address your health and wellness needs at Ocean Waters Spa.Volusia County residents receive a 20% discount for treatments from Monday through Thursday.

Whether you are a Plaza guest or Central Florida local, the professional staff at Ocean Waters Spa can help you alleviate stress and banish muscle and joint pain.

View our complete menu of treatments here. Invest in your health and give us a call at 386-267-1660.  Or better yet book yourself a spa weekend! We’d love to help get you on the road to being your best self.