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Tampa Massage Therapy
108 Whitaker Rd. - Lutz, FL 33549 - Phone (813) 948-2800 - Contact Us    
• A Clinical Massage and Therapy Center - Benefits of Massage

 

Some of the benefits of massage are...

  • Increased circulation and lymphatic movement
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion, preventing muscle injury
  • Increased endorphin production (the body’s natural painkiller)
  • Reduced or eliminated chronic pain, muscle aches, spasms and headaches
  • Preventing/reducing the pain of Repetitive Stress Syndrome
  • Increased endurance during physical activities
  • Boost to the immune system
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Comfort to pregnant women

Massage really works…

• chronic headaches, neck and low back pains
Headaches, chronic neck and back pain can be caused by sudden trauma such as auto accidents (whiplash), sports related activities or from repetitious activities such as working at a computer or doing labor intensive jobs hat require a lot of bending, lifting and reaching. Massage can help by releasing the tight, shortened muscles and trigger points. When the muscles relax and become more pliable, the pressure on the nerve lessens and blood circulation improves. By increasing oxygen and blood to the tissue, the pain is reduced and often eliminated.

• for cancer patients

Cancer and cancer treatments can cause great physical pain and anxiety. Women who have mastectomies report negative feelings about being touched and must fight a common problem of lymphedema (a buildup of lymph in the arm after their surgery). Massage has been shown to reduce and relieve lymphedema, to relieve pain and anxiety among hospitalized cancer patients, and to help mastectomy patients recover from their reluctance to be touched.

to boost immunity
Your body’s immune system helps you fight off infections and illnesses, and it helps you recover from injuries. When you are under high levels of stress, the immune system may not always work as well as it should. Research among different groups of people in very different situations has shown that massage can increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity (the activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”) and decrease the number of T cells. The result is an immune system that is working better. Massage doesn’t cure ailments, but it has been shown to help the body function better in fighting ailments.

How often should you receive a massage?

Your overall general health will determine this. If you're in good health with no specific complaints or problems, you would probably only need to receive a massage once a month, for maintenance purposes. Depending on the severity of your pain and the specifics of your problems, once or twice a week might be necessary to achieve the desired results. Monthly follow-up visits after the desired results are achieved would be beneficial to keep you maintained and keep the old pain from reoccurring. Your therapist will be able to inform you of treatment recommendations at the conclusion of your session.

Massage can address chronic pain on many levels, and often works well in conjunction with other supportive measures, such as acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Rest, exercise, and a healthy diet will maintain these results for a more substantial period of time, as well as help you to maintain your optimum health.

Certain health conditions exist that may require a doctor's approval prior to treatment. Some may contraindicate massage all together. If you have a condition that you are unsure about please consult your doctor or your therapist before your treatment.