Therapeutic Massage Bodywork

Updated: Feb 10

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Therapeutic massage with Anna Bass LMT can be quite effective in creating a sense of harmony and balance within the body. All of the massages by Anna Bass are a combination of myofascial release and deep tissue/neuromuscular massage, which are finally tied up with a Swedish massage. The massage sessions can be tailored according to individual preferences and their problem areas.


What Is Myofascial Release?


Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder that often results out of sensitivity and tightness in the myofascial tissues. The myofascial tissues are located throughout your body and they support and surround almost all the muscles. The myofascial pain is usually registered at specific points in these tissues, which are known as trigger points. The most effective technique for treating this pain has been found in a physical therapy technique known as Myofascial release.


Myofascial release reduces the pain by easing the tightness and tension at these trigger points. However, it is often difficult to ascertain specific trigger points. This is why myofascial release covers a broad area of tissue and muscle rather than a single point. A myofascial release is covered in a therapeutic massage session, which is performed by a licensed massage therapist. In the myofascial release massage, the rigid areas of the body are massaged and stretched with light manual pressure. The process is repeated on the trigger points until the tension and pain from the body are completely released.


Benefits of Myofascial Release


Myofascial release can benefit people in the following ways:

  • Relieving chronic headaches by massage around the neck and head.

  • Helping with venous insufficiency, which can cause pain in the affected leg.

  • Improving flexibility and movement.

  • Improving muscle function.


Deep Tissue

A Deep Tissue massage is used to relieve the pain and ache that is situated deep in the areas of the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back and leg muscles. With the techniques in the deep tissue massage, the bands of rigid, painful tissue and the muscle knots are broken down. These knots and adhesions not only cause pain but also disrupt circulation. A deep tissue massage often feels like a Swedish massage and is generally started with a lighter pressure to warm up the muscles. After this, certain techniques like Stripping and Friction are applied with the help of hands, elbow, fingertips, knuckles, and forearms. In stripping, elbows, knuckles, forearms, and thumbs are used to apply a gliding, deep pressure along the length of the muscle fibers. Meanwhile, friction is used to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers along the grain of a muscle.


Swedish Massage


Swedish massage is also called the classic massage. It is usually performed to tie up a massage session and can be quite helpful in releasing muscle tension and promoting relaxation. It is gentler than a deep tissue massage, and it helps in loosening up the tight muscles. Swedish massage can be used to relieve the tension in the neck, shoulder, and lower back.


In a Swedish massage session, therapists use the techniques of long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements and passive joint movements. The techniques in these methods are useful in stimulating nerve endings, promoting relaxation, and increasing lymph drainage, and increasing blood flow.

Anna Bass is a licensed massage therapist and wellness coach located in Riverview, Tampa, and Brandon in Florida, who can help you feel your best through holistic treatments.


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Massages by Anna Bass LMT. Certified for many different massages and treatments. Specializing in Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage.


To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist and Health Coach, Anna Bass LMT, please call 412-328-4540 or Book a Massage Here.


Providing massage services to patients in Tampa, Brandon and Riverview, FL.

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