Andrea Maye, LMT
Andrea graduated with a massage therapy degree from EduTech Centers over 10 years ago. She started working in a spa doing relaxation and hot stone massages along with salt scrubs & body wraps. After a short time, she realized she wanted to do more to help others feel better and began working with a chiropractor to learn more about the body and how the various parts work together biomechanically. She eventually got certified as a medical massage therapist and a few years ago, became a certified cupping therapist. She made the move to Brandon Spine and Injury Center in September of 2015 and has been improving the lives of our patients ever since.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treatment, doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic! Consider massage appointments a necessary part of your health and wellness plan and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.