Therapeutic Massage Modalities

Therapeutic massage differs from the type of massage often found in day spas, which mostly help clients relax. While therapeutic massage is often quite relaxing, the end goal goes beyond that, and can offer a profound reparative healing effect. 

In some cases, massage is recommended by a health professional and is part of a larger treatment plan. For example, someone receiving physical therapy for an injury might also get regular therapeutic massage to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase flexibility, thereby increasing the benefit of physical therapy alone. 

Psychotherapists may also utilize or recommend massage in their work. In addition to having physical benefits, therapeutic massage can also be psychologically beneficial and can alleviate many other conditions like anxiety and depression. 

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create restrictions that can produce blockages of movement in the myofacial connective tissue. 


Sarah Carleo, LMT

Sarah is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)  and graduate of Georgia Massage School in Suwannee.

She found her way to massage therapy through her devotion to fitness. After pursuing multiple exercise modalities she developed a respect for self-care and wellness maintenance. She then chose to pursue a career path that would allow her to engage her body in supporting others on their wellness journey.  She plans to expand her integrative wellness while on the team at Thrive.