Massage Therapy Specialist

Pro-Active Medical Center

Medical Center located in Niceville, FL

Massage therapy from the team at Pro-Active Medical Center can help you feel more relaxed, recover after an injury, or improve your sports performance. The Niceville, Florida, team led by Brian Schuessler, DC, offers personalized and effective massages to decrease pain, improve flexibility, and relax your body and mind. To learn about massage therapy options and get a massage that meets your needs, call the office, or schedule a visit online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Though many people associate massage therapy with relaxation, it has many other health benefits including:

  • Relieving pain
  • Decreasing muscle and joint stiffness
  • Improving range of motion
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Decreasing the frequency of headaches and migraines
  • Improve healing after an injury, trauma, or surgery

At Pro-Active Medical Center, the team offers a variety of massages with specific benefits to address your unique symptoms.

What types of massages are available?

Dr. Schuessler may recommend one of the following massages based on your symptoms and diagnosis:


A massage with cupping uses small plastic cups to apply suction to different areas of the back, neck, or limbs. Cupping increases blood flow in the treatment area to relieve pain, get rid of muscle knots, and recover from muscle-related injuries.

Myofascial Release®

Myofascial Release is a technique used to address knots or adhesions between the muscles and fascia. Fascia is a type of tough, fibrous connective tissue that attaches your muscles to the surface of your bones. Repetitive movements and prolonged postures can put tension on the myofascial system and create pain and knots.

Medical massage

A medical massage is used to address specific physical conditions, such as a muscle strain, rotator cuff injury, or headaches. Your massage therapist applies pressure at different locations around your injury to improve blood flow and speed up healing.

Pregnancy massage

Prenatal massages are used to relax the mind and body during pregnancy. Similar to a Swedish massage, a prenatal massage uses long, flowing strokes to relieve muscle tension associated with pregnancy.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight and stiff muscles that don’t respond to lighter techniques. Although deep tissue may be considered uncomfortable by some, your therapist modifies the massage, so you get the right amount of pressure for your needs.

Discuss these options with Dr. Schuessler, and he can help you determine which type of massage is best for your needs.

What can I expect during a massage?

Before your massage, your therapist asks about any areas where you’re experiencing pain or discomfort. You’ll then undress privately and lie on the massage table under a clean blanket for modesty. Your therapist then performs your massage and may use lotion or oil to improve the flow of the massage and avoid irritating your skin. Massages may last 30-60 minutes, depending on your needs.

To schedule a massage at Pro-Active Medical Center, call or book online now.