Medical Massage

Medical Massage – $45 per massage

Available by appointment only at JOI San Marco and South Spine Centers and JOI Beach location only.  JOI Rehab will be following the recommendations from the Department of Health, including the therapist and the patients both wearing masks.

Patient getting massage of back while laying on a treatment table

JOI 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. Watch this VIDEO to learn more about Medical Massage Therapy at JOI and how it can help!

Massage Therapists

Renee Haire

Renee Haire, LMT

Renee Haire has always had a passion for massage, so it seemed only natural that she makes it into a career. Graduating from Southeastern School for Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy in 2004, she received her certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. Further, she has since also received training in Sports Massage, Cupping Therapy, and Medical Massage.

Renee has worked for various companies including the very first Massage Envy in Jacksonville, FL. Further, she was able to work on hundreds of clients. Gaining the much-needed practice and confidence, all therapists require before finding herself at JOI.

image of Alaina C. Rizzotti-Pannoni

Alaina Rizzotti-Pannoni, LMT

Alaina Rizzotti-Pannoni, LMT is a New York State and Florida licensed massage therapist. She is a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in NYS. Alaina’s clients have included professional and semi pro athletes, personal injury victims, nurses, doctors, actors, and many other professionals. These clients have typically suffered from stress and pain-related work activities. She is passionate about helping people recover better and help prevent injuries through her unique skillset. Because of this Alaina has sought training in SportStretch, SportStretch Flow, Traditional Thai Massage, Massage Cupping and Graston.

As a result of her training, Alaina has attended many events as a volunteer massage therapist. These events include the 2019 and 2020 NFL Combine, the 2020 Reese’s Senior bowl and the 2019 Mid Atlantic CrossFit games. JOI is happy that Alaina Rizzotti-Pannoni, LMT is part of the Medical Massage team.

Melissa Ross, LMT

Melissa Ross, LMT

Melissa Ross was born in Michigan. However military life brought her to Jacksonville in 1985, where she graduated Sandalwood High School. Melissa returned to Jacksonville in 1995 to raise her 3 children. Melissa went back to school after the market crash and graduated Southeastern School of Massage in 2012.  She worked in Chiropractor’s offices most of her career ever since.  JOI performed her back surgery in 2018 and helped her graduate out of rehabilitation through their fantastic physical therapy program.  She joined the JOI family August 2019 as a massage therapist at the Beaches Rehabilitation.  When not at work she enjoys volunteering at various events around Jacksonville, Girl Scout leader for 12yrs. Her hobbies include gardening and photography. It brings her great joy in helping other people achieve wellness and assisting in alleviating muscle soreness through massage.


Benefits Of Massage

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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