Structural Bodywork- Benefits

deep tissue massage- massage therapyOverview

Structural Bodywork is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, structural bodywork is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.

Reduces Chronic Pain

The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that deep-tissue massage is more effective and affordable for relieving chronic pain than conventional medical remedies. Because deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through  the body, it also helps reduce inflammation that causes pain. Deep-tissue massage can also be an effect message to alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain.

Improves Blood Pressure

Deep-tissue massage helps ease stress and tension, which can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. According to a study cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center, people that have had a deep-tissue massage saw their systolic pressure drop by an average of 10.4 mm Hg and diastolic pressure drop an average 5.3 mm Hg. Deep-tissue massage helps to increase the body’s production of serotonin, the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings.

Breaks Up Scar Tissue

Over time, deep-tissue massage therapy can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. Scar tissue is often associated with ongoing pain and stiffness, so deep-tissue massage can improve these symptoms. Massage therapy is recommended for people who are recovering from surgery.

Rehabilitates Injured Muscles

Deep-tissue massage can be an effective treatment for injured muscles. Because it facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass, deep-tissue massage can help promote healing. Because massage also helps relax muscles, it can reduce the pain caused by injuries, too. Deep-tissue massage is frequently used to rehabilitate sports injuries.

Stress Relief

For those people who suffer from chronic stress, and all of its various, possible side-effects like tension headaches, rigid shoulders and tight muscles; deep tissue massage can be a relief. During a session you can let it all go and give in to the healing. Once renewed and revitalized you’ll be able to face your challenges more equitably.

Why Come to Surgical Alternative?

What separates us from everyone else is that you when you come to Surgical Alternative you can be sure that your therapist is seasoned and skilled with most having at least 4-6 years in the massage therapy field and advanced education and therapy techniques designed to ensure we deliver the best possible results for our clients.   As well as more traditional types of therapeutic massage, Surgical Alternative also offers highly advanced cranial and bodywork sessions, lymphatic drainage and mental health counseling for all your mind, body and soul. Call us at 813-948-6300 or schedule your appointment online here.

 

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