(305) 859-3999 Schedule Consultation

Massage Therapy in Miami

Massage Therapy in Miami at Hydrology Wellness

Specialized Treatments

Our Miami massage therapy from Hydrology Wellness means you can relieve stress, improve circulation, and recover from injury faster than ever before. We offer an array of specialized treatments, including Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. If you are recovering from plastic surgery, we also offer specialized lymphatic massage to encourage the removal of excess fluid from your body while also stimulating your immune system to function at its best. Our team of massage therapists have extensive experience in all forms of massage.

Miami massage therapy patient model getting massage

What is Massage Therapy?

Relief for Every Patient

We offer several types of massage therapy, including Swedish massage and deep tissue massage, as well as lymphatic massage at Hydrology Wellness, our holistic wellness center in Miami. All of these modalities help relieve pain and reduce stress on your body. However, if you’re recovering from plastic surgery or a recent injury, you may be wondering about post-surgery massage. This type of specialized treatment is designed to reduce swelling caused by an inhibited lymphatic system. Here at Hydrology Wellness, we strive to deliver the best massage therapy Miami has to offer and we offer a variety of specialized treatments for your optimal health.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage is an incredibly therapeutic approach to treating the body’s lymph system, working to rid it of toxins and other waste. This particular type of massage helps unclog clogged lymph nodes, reduces swelling in affected areas, and boosts circulation all around. Not only that, but it can also work wonders for reducing tension and providing a sense of relaxation throughout the entire body.

The massage technique involves gentle, rhythmic strokes that stimulate the lymph vessels and encourage the flow of lymph fluid throughout the body. The therapist may use their hands, fingers, knuckles, or elbows to apply pressure to specific areas along the body’s lymph pathways. The goal is to help move stagnant fluids and waste products out of the body while promoting relaxation and healing.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a therapeutic massage that uses long strokes, kneading, and light-to-firm pressure to relax the body. It is designed to improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote relaxation throughout the body. Swedish massage can also address specific areas of tension or pain in the body.

This massage has many benefits, including improved circulation, increased flexibility, reduced muscle tension, and improved mental clarity.

Deep Tissue

Through deep tissue massage, we can realign and loosen chronically tight muscles and tissues. This therapy effectively targets areas such as stiff necks, lower back tension, or sore shoulders.

Deep tissue massage is distinct from other types of massages in that it addresses a particular issue, like chronic muscle discomfort or injuries. Your therapist will apply slow strokes and strong pressure to the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues during a deep tissue massage, allowing for an effective tension release.


Sports massage is an exceptional kind of bodywork specifically tailored for athletes or people who are physically active. It works to increase performance, reduce injuries, and facilitate recovery from physical activity by targeting the muscles and soft tissues utilized in sports or exercise. This specialized form of massage can help you get ready for your next game or competition - as well as prevent future injuries.

Sports massage typically includes techniques such as effleurage (long strokes), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), and friction (deep pressure). These techniques are combined with stretching exercises to help athletes achieve peak performance.

The benefits of sports massage are numerous. It can help improve an athlete’s range of motion, reduce fatigue, improve endurance, and even enhance mental focus.


During pregnancy, the body undergoes drastic changes that can have an effect on both physical and mental well-being. Prenatal massage is a unique form of therapy tailored to pregnant women, providing relief from muscle aches, joint pain, and stress while also promoting better labor outcomes for mother and baby alike. Through gentle techniques specifically designed for expecting mothers, this massage helps reduce symptoms associated with prenatal depression and improves overall health before childbirth.

This type of massage can help reduce stress hormones in your body, relax muscles that have become tense due to pregnancy hormones, increase blood flow to the uterus which helps with nutrient delivery to the baby, reduce swelling in the arms and legs, improve circulation which can lead to better sleep for both mom and baby, reduce headaches or backaches due to muscular tension or imbalances caused by pregnancy hormones or weight gain.

Hypervolt Percussive Therapy

Take your massage therapy to the next level with Hypervolt percussive therapy. This massage uses quick, repetitive strokes that penetrate deep into muscles and promote relaxation while relieving pain and tension. With its adjustable speed settings of up to 40 pounds of force and ergonomic design, you can experience optimal comfort as you reap the benefits of this invigorating therapeutic treatment.

The benefits of Hypervolt percussive therapy are numerous. It can help reduce muscle soreness after exercise, improve range of motion, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation. It can also release trigger points in the body that cause pain or discomfort.

What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

Healthy Healing

Researchers agree that massage therapy can produce a wide range of health benefits, including muscle recovery, stress relief, increased circulation, relaxation, and immune function. Massage therapy is a mood-enhancing treatment which causes a decrease in stress hormone levels, such as cortisol. With lymphatic massage after plastic surgery, you can expect even more benefits such as reduced swelling, decreased pain levels, improved mood, and enhanced healing abilities for a faster, easier, and more enjoyable recovery.

Am I a Candidate for Massage Therapy?

Live Optimally

If you live or work in Miami, you’re likely to experience tension and discomfort due to stress. That’s where our massage therapy practice can help. We offer Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, lymphatic massage, and others, as well as other post-surgery recovery treatments.

Miami massage therapy patient model getting a shoulder massage

Massage Therapy Procedure

Fight Sore Muscles

Post-operative massage therapy helps patients recover faster from surgery by reducing swelling and inflammation around joints. By reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow to restricted areas, post-operative massage relieves pain caused by muscles that have been overworked during surgery. Many of our massage therapy patients feel immediate relief after their first massage session following surgery. Post-operative massage also helps your muscles regain full mobility as quickly as possible — which means you’ll have less scarring due to tissue contraction.

Massage Therapy Post Surgery

Hydrology Wellness

Lymphatic massage is the best type of massage for patients recovering from any plastic surgery procedure. Plastic surgery lymphatic massage can help your body heal after surgery by reducing swelling and encouraging circulation. Our massage therapists have extensive experience working with plastic surgery patients and know how to best treat your body during recovery. Hydrology Wellness also offers a variety of other therapies designed to help you heal optimally after surgery.

Miami massage therapy patient model smiling while pushing her hair behind her ear

Massage Therapy Recovery

A Painless Recovery

Following a surgical procedure, your body undergoes a great deal of trauma. Your body’s blood vessels dilate to accommodate post-surgery swelling and bleeding during recovery. After surgery, you help reduce swelling by increasing blood flow when you get massage therapy. The pressure from massage also helps push lymph fluid through veins, so it doesn’t accumulate in your limbs or vital organs — one of many reasons massage is beneficial for patients recovering from any surgery.

Massage Therapy Results

Feel Better Faster

The results are less pain, reduced swelling of bruised areas, better circulation of nutrients to sore muscles and joints, and improved range of motion in affected areas. Massage therapy is soothing for your mind as well as your body. You will leave feeling like a different person with a refreshed attitude about yourself.

The Science Behind Hydrology's Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy: Is it Right for You?


Massage therapy is versatile and holistic, catering to a range of health issues. It's widely accepted in various medical fields, providing personalized treatments for those seeking non-invasive solutions. The objectives of massage therapy include easing muscle tension, lowering stress levels, relieving pain, and fostering relaxation and well-being. This article examines the varied applications of massage therapy, showcasing its effectiveness in addressing various health concerns and emphasizing its increasing importance in modern healthcare.


  1. Muscle Tension Relief

Massage therapy effectively alleviates muscle tension by targeting specific areas of tightness and applying pressure to release knots and trigger points. The manipulation of muscles and soft tissues during massage helps to increase blood circulation to the affected areas, promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients while flushing out metabolic waste products. This process not only relaxes the muscles but also improves their flexibility and range of motion, providing relief from stiffness and discomfort.


This study by Bethers et al. (2021) indicates that both positional release therapy (PRT) and therapeutic massage (TM) effectively treat trigger and tender points in the upper trapezius muscle, commonly linked to muscle tension and pain. While both methods resulted in significant reductions in pain and muscle stiffness immediately after treatment, PRT showed a slight advantage in decreasing pain levels and pressure sensitivity. However, neither approach had a lasting effect on muscle stiffness in male participants. These findings suggest that both PRT and TM can alleviate muscle tension and pain, with PRT potentially offering additional benefits in pain reduction and pressure sensitivity. 

  1. Stress Reduction

Infrared sauna therapy enhances circulation by causing blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased blood flow throughout the body. The heat from the sauna promotes vasodilation, which allows for better oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues and organs. Improved circulation can help alleviate muscle tension, promote faster recovery from exercise or injury, and support cardiovascular health.


The study by Kurebayashi et al. (2020) aimed to assess the effectiveness of Massage (Anma technique) followed by rest or Reiki in reducing stress levels and improving the quality of life for individuals attending an outpatient clinic of integrative practices. A randomized controlled clinical trial with 122 participants distributed into three groups: G1 - Massage followed by rest; G2 - Massage followed by Reiki; and G3 - control (no intervention) was conducted. Stress and quality of life were evaluated using the LSS and SF-12v2 instruments pre and post-intervention. Results from 101 participants revealed that both massages followed by rest (G1) or Reiki (G2) effectively lowered stress levels and boosted quality of life compared to the control group (G3). Notably, the Massage followed by Reiki group (G2) experienced the most substantial improvements in the mental domain of quality of life, indicating Reiki's positive impact on mental and psychological well-being. Thus, the study concludes that both Massage followed by rest and Massage followed by Reiki are effective in reducing stress levels and improving quality of life, with Reiki particularly beneficial for mental well-being.

  1. Pain Management

Massage therapy is an effective modality for managing various types of pain, including chronic conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain. By targeting areas of discomfort and applying specific massage techniques such as deep tissue massage or myofascial release, therapists can help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and alleviate pain perception. Additionally, massage promotes the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that acts as a natural pain reliever, further enhancing its analgesic effects.


A study conducted by Liu et al. (2022) aimed to assess massage therapy (MT) effectiveness in postoperative pain management through a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Three databases were searched for relevant RCTs up to January 26, 2021, and their quality was evaluated using the Cochrane Collaboration risk of bias tool. Analyzing 33 RCTs, the study revealed that MT significantly reduced postoperative pain, with effects lasting beyond the immediate session. Interestingly, neither session duration nor MT dose significantly impacted its efficacy, and different MT types showed similar effects. However, MT was more effective for adults and showed superior pain relief for specific surgeries like cesarean section and heart surgery compared to orthopedic procedures. These findings highlight MT's potential as an adjunctive therapy for postoperative pain management across various surgical contexts.


In sum, the thorough examination of massage therapy highlights its numerous benefits and its role as a valuable complement to modern healthcare. Massage therapy has proven highly effective in addressing muscle tension, stress, and pain management across a wide range of health issues. Bethers et al. (2021) illustrate how both positional release therapy (PRT) and therapeutic massage (TM) successfully relieve muscle tension and pain, with PRT offering added advantages in reducing pain and pressure sensitivity. Additionally, Kurebayashi et al. (2020) demonstrate that massage followed by rest or Reiki effectively reduces stress levels and enhances quality of life, particularly benefiting mental well-being. Furthermore, Liu et al. (2022) show that massage therapy significantly diminishes postoperative pain in various surgical scenarios, highlighting its potential as a valuable adjunctive therapy. These findings underscore the versatility and effectiveness of massage therapy in promoting overall well-being, emphasizing its significance in contemporary healthcare. 


  1. Bethers, A. H., Swanson, D. C., Sponbeck, J. K., Mitchell, U. H., Draper, D., Feland, J. B., & Johnson, A. W. (2021). Positional release therapy and therapeutic massage reduce muscle trigger and tender points. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 28, 264–270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2021.07.005
  2. Kurebayashi, L. F. S., Gnatta, J. R., Kuba, G., Giaponesi, A. L. L., De Souza, T. P. B., & Turrini, R. N. T. (2020). Massagem e Reiki para redução de estresse e melhoria de qualidade de vida: ensaio clínico randomizado. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da Usp, 54. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1980-220x2018059103612
  3. Liu, C., Wu, S., & Chen, X. (2022). The effect of massage therapy on pain after surgery: A comprehensive meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 71, 102892. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2022.102892

Schedule Your Miami Massage Therapy consultation with Hydrology Wellness


If you are looking to incorporate specialized massage therapy into your current health routine, contact us today. We offer a wide variety of specialized treatments that can be used as part of a wellness plan or as a stand-alone treatment for injuries and physical ailments. Contact us to begin your journey toward optimal health.

Massage Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start getting massages after plastic surgery?

Massage therapy should be done as soon as you get out of surgery, preferably within two or three days. If you begin massage after two or three weeks, it will require more work from the therapist and more sessions because you will most likely build adhesions on the fascia, and your chances of getting Fibrosis will be increased by 50% or more.

How frequently should I get massages after plastic surgery?

After having plastic surgery, it is critical to obtain lymphatic massage within 2 to 3 days after the procedure to improve your results and reduce overall swelling and pain. Post-surgery lymphatic massages can be performed daily for the first seven days, then four times a week for the subsequent seven days, and then 2 to 3 times a week for the following two weeks. If you are considering massage for general wellness, you should consider scheduling your session weekly, biweekly or monthly for ongoing benefits, depending on your unique needs.

Your body is 60 percent water. Your brain? 75 percent water. When your fluids are out of whack, it impacts how you feel, think, and act. That’s where we come in. You’ll love the feeling of you at your best. Stay updated with the grand opening of Hydrology so you can be the first to experience it for yourself.

1340 S Dixie Hwy Suite 110, Coral Gables, FL 33146

By submitting this you agree to be contacted by Hydrology via text, call or email. Standard rates may apply. For more details, read our Privacy Policy.

*Consultations are $50 which will be credited towards your treatment. To avoid a cancellation fee, we kindly request 24 hours notice for appointment changes to best service everyone.