Pain management through dieting?

Pain management through dieting?     Did you know the cause of inflammation in the body could result from your diet? Many of the foods we eat are processed “junk” food, with low to no nutritional value. Soda and other foods that contain added sugars and refined carbohydrates are the ones you should avoid. These […]

Choosing Massage Therapy for Self-Care

Daily we hear all the buzz about “self-care” and the importance of health and wellness, but what about massage therapy? The constant scroll on social media viewing the hottest fitness trends, green drinks, and beauty treatments with the promise of a better you. We are inundated with tips and tricks on how to be well. How is that going for you? Are you taking the time to incorporate self-care activities into your routine?

Perhaps it is time to consider massage therapy.

What was once considered a luxury experience by many is now accepted as a basic need for wellbeing. More people are choosing to add it to their monthly maintenance health plan as research proves the positive impact. According to experts at the Mayo clinic “massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.”

Massage helps to loosen the muscles allowing increased blood flow, improvement of circulation and lymphatic system, as well as improve sleep, decrease pain, and increased flexibility, to name a few. When pressure is applied to the body, the skin’s nerve cells signal the brain to release endorphins, our “feel-good happy” chemicals that boost a natural high and positive mindset.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for:

  • reducing stress, anxiety, and depression
  • minimizing fatigue
  • improving flexibility
  • releasing toxins
  • improved circulation
  • rebuilding immunities
  • decreasing inflammation
  • alleviating symptoms of chronic pain

Here are a couple of examples of massage therapy treatments and benefits:

Essentials Fusion Experience

Experienced as one of the world’s best massage techniques. Essential Fusion serves as a detox using herbal infused poultices and select Thai stretches. It provides relaxation with the warmth of heated stones and the rocking and rolling of Lomi Lomi techniques. Then hydrate with a warm cocooning wrap while receiving a scalp massage with Shirodhara oils.


An Ayurvedic treatment to balance and stabilize the mind and induce extreme relaxation. A soothing, steady stream of warmed herbal-infused oil is poured over the forehead and sixth chakra. This purifying treatment melts tension and calms the nervous system.

Want to learn more? 

At Essentials Medispa & Salon, in our state-of-the-art facility, we have licensed massage therapists that are well-trained, specialized, and experienced in a wide assortment of massage services. With contemporary and ancient techniques, from prenatal massage, aromatherapy, deep tissue, athletic rubs, to couple’s massage, we have something for everyone.

If you are ready to experience the benefits of massage, engage in your self-care journey, or simply want to indulge in a luxuriating and relaxing experience, consider a massage treatment at Essentials Medispa & Salon.

Trigger Point Injection

What is a Trigger Point Injection?

A trigger point injection is an injection of small amounts of steroids and anesthetic. The injection is intended to help relieve muscle pain associated with muscle spasms or inflammation. Also described as painful “knots” in your muscles, trigger points are the unfortunate result of a muscle that is contracted and cannot relax. A trigger point can be felt under the skin and is often tender to the touch. When pushed, pain radiates from the trigger point to the surrounding area. A trigger point that is left untreated can lead to chronic issues, disorders and ongoing pain.

Is a Trigger Point Injection right for you?

Trigger Point Injections are an excellent solution for muscle pain that has not responded to other treatments such as pain medication, physical therapy or even massage. Especially muscle pain in your arms, legs, lower back, shoulders, and neck. Trigger Point Injections can also treat or reduce pain caused by fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain.

How is Trigger Point Injection performed?

Your appointment will begin with an initial consultation and assessment by our medical staff. While you lie down or sit (depending on the location of your issue) our medical staff will locate the site of pain and talk to you about the severity and symptoms associated with your trigger point. Then, they will insert a small needle directly into the trigger point and inject the mixture of steroid and anesthetic.

After your injection, there is no reason why you cannot participate in all your normal daily activities. We recommended that you avoid anything strenuous for approximately 48-72 hours.

How long will a Trigger Point Injection last?

Because each treatment situation is unique, there is not a definitive answer on treatment length. However, typically the anesthetic will numb the area for 1 to 3 hours. The steroids in the mixture will generally remain in the tissue for about one month.

What are the risks?

As with any other medical procedure, there are always potential risks and side effects associated with treatment. With a trigger point injection, the risks and complications are very low. Potential issues may include bleeding, infection at the injection site or long-term numbness. All of these risks are uncommon and an unlikely outcome from the procedure. After your injection, you may experience temporary soreness or short-term numbness at the injection site.

How do I schedule my appointment?

If Trigger Point Injection sounds like the answer to your suffering and pain, please contact us at Essentials Medispa & Salon. Our staff is trained to discuss your situation and assess whether this treatment is right for you. Call us today at 321.722.2860 to schedule an appointment.

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The Spa – Not Just for Women Anymore

Man receiving Shiatsu massage from a professional masseur at spa salon

A trip to the spa is one of the best ways to have a great time, but boys, you can get in on the fun, too. The spa, once thought of as a women’s retreat, is starting to see quite the diversified guest list. From women of all ages, teens, couples, and men. Yes, men. Men taking a trip to the spa is the new norm. According to the International Spa Association, 47 percent of spa clientele are men, compared to 31 percent just a decade ago. Nothing to do with men getting in touch with their feminine side or the return of Queer Eye on Netflix, men simply deserve a little pampering too. Below are five med spa services that every man should try.

  1. Manicure

In a professional setting, it’s important to keep a neat appearance. No need for the fancy stuff; a quick manicure provides necessary filing, a flash massage, and a nail buff. Soar through presentations and shake everyone’s hand with confidence. Chronic nail-biter? Keeping well-manicured nails can help you quit that habit.

  1. Pedicure

It isn’t about soaking in bubbles and picking out a colorful polish. Pedicures have a lot of therapeutic qualities that can be particularly beneficial for men. If you work on your feet or are athletic, your feet can be quite sore. They may also develop calluses, skin rashes, athlete’s foot or just hurt. Keeping an eye on them is essential. Regularly taking care of your piggies is a great way to do that.

  1. Facial

A facial is a specialized cleaning and restoring treatment that deep-cleanses and conditions your skin to restore smoothness and suppleness. Facials can help enhance the skin’s moisture and elasticity, giving you a smooth and healthy complexion. Don’t consider it high maintenance, just maintenance. A professional can clean your face much better than you can. Men generally have coarser skin, larger pores and more oil on their faces, leaving them with an extra need for some skin TLC. Getting regular facials can also help you achieve that perfect shave!

  1. Massage Therapy

Nothing relaxes the body as thoroughly as a professional massage. It can help reduce knots, relieve stress, chronic pain and lower blood pressure. If you are lucky enough to not need help with any of these issues, don’t worry, massages still feel amazing. When performed regularly, they can help reduce the chance of developing these problems. There are a wide variety of techniques used; some can even restore circulation of oxygen to alleviate repetitive head and neck pain.

  1. IV Drip Therapy

IV drip therapy isn’t just for celebrities anymore. Anyone can utilize this life-altering experience with just a little drip. It’s a great way to maintain optimum health. The list of health benefits is endless. There are a variety of cocktails that each have their own strengths. IV drips can improve mental clarity, fatigue, immunity and the best hangover cure you will ever try.

Whether you’re a businessman or construction worker, there is something for everyone at a medical spa. So, put your “I’m too manly” mentality behind you, and make a date at the spa. You won’t regret it!