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Medical Massage – $45 per massage

Available by appointment only at JOI San Marco and South Spine Centers and JOI Beach location only.

Medical Massage

Medical massage therapy can offer extremely effective support to your healthcare regimen. Because of current research, massage therapy is increasingly being offered as an enhancement to standard treatments for a large number of medical conditions.

Studies have shown that medical massage therapy can be effective for reducing muscle tension, stress and pain. Research has also shown that it can be a beneficial treatment for:

• Anxiety
• Digestive disorders
• Fibromyalgia
• Headaches
• Insomnia related to stress
• Myofascial pain syndrome
• Paresthesias and nerve pain
• Soft tissue strains or injuries
• Sports injuries
• Temporomandibular joint pain

Keep in mind that even though medical massage therapy can be helpful, it is not meant to replace regular medical care. Our physicians and massage therapists will be happy to explain to you the benefits you can expect from adding massage therapy to your healthcare regimen.

Our licensed Massage Therapists offer medically directed massage services, including those specifically designed to focus on soft tissue, spine-specific, and sports-related injuries. We work directly with JOI’s Physical Therapists in coordinating your care. (Not typically covered by insurance).

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Massage Therapists

Megan Cooper, LMT

Megan Cooper, LMT

Florida Licensed Massage Therapist

Megan’s passion is the need to help people, which prompted her to start her career after high school as a Massage Therapist. She graduated with over 1,000 hours and has over 4 years of experience as a medical massage therapist. She likes to incorporate therapeutic massage in with deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, and a combination of other modalities. Combining these different techniques makes it to where she can customize better for each individual needs for a therapeutic, yet effective massage in relieving tight muscles from every day use or injuries of overuse. She specializes in the use her elbows, forearms, knuckle stripping techniques to go deep into the muscles and release tension and stiffness. Megan has a very professional passion for spreading how massage can help everyone in many ways, and she strives to see her clients get healthier during their journey of rehabilitation.


Lyndsey McCool, LMT

Lyndsey McCool, LMT


Laran Phelps, LMT

Laran Phelps, LMT

Laran Phelps is a native of Amelia Island and Jacksonville and is a graduate of Heritage Institute in Jacksonville, FL (2003). With over a decade of experience in the field working as an LMT and also as an Instructor, Laran brings deep understanding and knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology into each session. Her passion as an LMT is in Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.

She is a Member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) as well as the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).  Laran is currently working towards obtaining Board Certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), which is the highest elected credential in the field of Massage Therapy.

In her free time, Laran enjoys spending time with her daughters at the beach, swimming, camping, geocaching, or finding an outdoor adventure.