Imagine A Place of Healing

At Healing Hands Massage, conveniently located in the Southside of Jacksonville, Florida, we offer a wide range of massage services. Owner, Tony Hanneken, LMT, has over 10 years experience in the massage industry specializing in deep tissue and other therapeutic techniques.

Each massage is tailored to the individual needs of the client. We accomplish this by asking the client to complete a short medical history questionnaire which is reviewed by the massage therapist. This information is discussed with the client prior to their massage.  Oftentimes, a combination of massage techniques is recommended, including Swedish Relaxation, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release  and Deep Tissue.

Stress and Massage

Some benefits of massage therapy are immediate. Even after just one massage, you will feel more relaxed with a general sense of well being. You may notice a significant reduction in neck and shoulder pain, back aches and headaches. Stress is significantly reduced. However, these effects are only temporary if you only get a massage once or twice a year.

Massage generally falls in the category of preventative medicine, however many clients wait until a problem is somewhat unbearable before they seek help. The massage therapist provides assistance so the client may return to a state of health but the key is to then maintain that state of health with regular massage. It is a proven fact that Massage therapy received on a regular basis, incorporated with a healthy lifestyle, creates many long term benefits. Your immune system gets a boost which helps the body to fight a whole host of infections and diseases. In fact, a recent study showed that stress-related disorders make up about 80% of the ailments that bring people to see their doctor.

Why Massage Therapy?

Most people who are stressed out do not know how to “de-stress” and suffer from stiff and sore muscles and/or tension headaches. Sometimes this muscular stiffness leads to restrictions in range of motion, especially in the neck and shoulders. Unfortunately, people will live with their discomfort or resort to medicating the problem instead of resolving it.

Massage Therapy can offer relief!  Massage therapy and stretching actually improve range of motion. In addition, massage has been known to improve a sense of well being and has enabled people to handle stress better. Clients have reported that massage therapy is a great way to improve their quality of life.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Reduce stress

Relieve headaches

Relax injured, overused muscles

Alleviate spasms and cramping

Improve flexibility and range of motion

Reduce soreness from strenuous workouts

Improve circulation