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Medical Massage

Medical massage, also known as clinical massage, focuses on relieving specific conditions or illnesses by using massage as treatment. We will go beyond what you might typically find with a massage at a Tampa spa by evaluating you to determine your specific problem areas, what is causing your pain, and how you can best avoid it in the future. Our approach is similar to active release techniques, or ART massages, that treats muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves through applying deep pressure to specific areas while also manipulating the patient’s movement. This method helps to break up the scar tissue that often forms around overused muscles, loosens ligaments, frees pinched nerves, and provides you with relief from pain and increased range of motion.

A medical massage can treat a host of conditions, including:

  • Headaches

  • Back pain

  • Knee problems

  • Tennis elbow

  • Sciatica

  • Shin splints



Benefits of medical massage therapy

  • The specific benefit of medical massage therapy depends on the condition that is being treated. However, benefits of the therapy can include:

  • Releasing sore and tight muscles that can cause a lack of blood supply to soft tissues and hypersensitivity to touch; known as Ischemia

  • Relieving nerve entrapment and compression

  • Deactivating Myofascial trigger points

  • Decreasing pain and inflammation

  • Improving circulation and alleviating stress

  • Aiding digestion

  • Improving flexibility and range of motion

  • Calming the nervous system

  • Improving coordination and posture

  • Helping prevent future chronic pain conditions

Medical / Therapeutic Massage -- Please note that while all massages are customizable, Medical / Therapeutic massage implies that you are wanting more long term relief from pain or injury. Your therapist may use various techniques during your treatment session. Depending on their training, they may incorporate deep-tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point work, various movement therapies or passive-resistive stretching techniques. These techniques can be used in Light, Medium or Deep pressure. Pressure may vary on what the body needs. Also, pressure level is subjective and some pressures may not be available with all therapists. If you have additional questions, please call.

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