To achieve the benefits of massage, relaxation starts in the mind and then moves into the muscles. A stressed mind leads to tight muscles, joints, and back.

Benefits of Massage

Better Stress Relief

The benefits of massage are innumerable. There are also many different types of massages, over 226 different types. The one thing they all have in common is they cannot work if your mind doesn’t release the emotional stress.

Too many times clients come in looking for the therapist to be quiet and make their muscles let go. The sad truth is, therapists are taught that too.

If you have a hard time laying there for an hour massage because you cannot relax your brain, the therapist will not be able to fully relax your muscles. It’s a team effort. As a therapist I can feel when a client is holding tight and with just a little coaching, I can get the client to emotionally let go. When they do, the muscles will totally relax.

I was once asked by a doctor, “Have you ever seen a stressed guy look relaxed?”

I said, of course not.

The point here is you cannot relax your body with a busy mind. We will coach you to slow your brain and relax your body so that you can enjoy the many benefits of massage. We are a team here.

If you have not experienced a massage before, don’t worry. We will explain every step along the way to put you at ease and explain our process. You can learn more here.


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Benefits of Massage Testimonial

We are grateful to our many clients who have appreciated the results they’ve achieved from a massage or Stretch ‘n Release session with Butch Phelps at Muscle Repair Shop.

If you would like to share a testimonial with us, we’d love that! Google reviews are wonderful and if you’d like us to video your kind words, we can make that happen, too! Send us a message here.





1217 East South Dr., Suite 207
Sarasota, FL 34239

Muscle Repair Shop