About Us

Front-of-Office-ResizedA few years out of massage school, I had a growing business and was doing well, but 9/11 changed all that. Relaxation and sport massage was not a necessity when times are tough. I loved that I had been able to make people feel a little better but I knew my passion was helping people who were in pain become pain free and return to a normal life.  I studied and mastered multiple therapies that combined deep tissue massages and cranial therapy techniques to find new ways of helping those in severe and chronic pain called Structural Bodywork Therapy.  I had a neuromuscular and sports massage background and knew their were more advanced and effective ways for rehabilitating those in pain.  I spent 8 years perfecting the Cranial/Structural and Emotional release techniques. I have even taken cadaver classes to better understand the body and how the muscle, bones and organs connect. I’ve had the luxury of studying and teaching over the last couple years with the inventor of CranioSomatics Integration, Dr. Dallas Hancock, to gain a through understanding of how muscular and skeletal issues cause pain and other imbalances in the body.

I started Surgical Alternative to help people rehab from pain and return to a normal pain free life. We want people to know that there are other alternative options that are highly effective in rehabilitating pain. We want to spread the word about how we effectively treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions and pain related issues. I’m often asked, “Who could benefit from our work?” and my response is always, “EVERYONE.” We have all done things to our body since we were young. From falling of bikes, climbing trees, playing sports etc… A lot of times, we don’t know what causes pain, mainly because it can be slow and gradual. Things we have done throughout the years, manifest in ways we didn’t expect. As a former collegiate athlete, I completely understand. WE CAN HELP, call and speak with one of our specialists and see if we can help you regain a normal way of life.

Our therapists are highly trained in CranioSomatic Integration Therapy, Structural Bodywork and other modalities that produce the best results for our clients. We require continued education for our therapist to ensure that we do the best possible job. We us our expertise to educate our clients during their session and show them that sometimes where the pain is showing up is not always the source of where the pain is coming from.  We have been awed and privileged to get an array of clients that have been referred to us.  Many of the clients we see have been in pain for a long time, have been told there was nothing that we can do for you,  have been told their test came back fine, and or been told here are some medications to help manage your pain…good luck.  If you have been suffering with what seems to be weird aches and pains that seemed strange to others, they are not strange here.  With Structural Body Work’s combination of deep tissue massage, structural techniques,CranioSomatic Therapy and our vast experience, we have been able to cure a variety of conditions, from hiatal hernias, bulging discs, herniated discs,  to cluster headaches and nerve entrapment, just to name a few.  It has been a wonderful journey helping people regain hope and resume their lives pain free!

The therapists at Surgical Alternative are licensed massage therapists in Tampa with over 24 years of specializing in Structural Bodywork Therapy (a combination of many techniques including deep tissue massage and cranial/structural therapy), Cranio Somatic Integration Therapy, Emotional Release TherapyLymphatic Drainage Massage and much more.  We have effectively provided relief for those suffering from a pinched sciatic nerve, tailbone pain, heel spurs, nerve entrapment, hiatal hernias, herniated discs, bulging discs and other ailments that cause acute and chronic pain.   Check out our testimonials and see for yourself!