Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It benefits chronic pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used in traditional massage therapy. Still, the movement is slower, and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia.
Unlike Swedish massage, which has a relaxing effect and lighter pressure, deep tissue massage uses deep finger pressure with firm and slow strokes. It has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions.
This type of massage is ideal for treating major muscle groups like the neck or lower back. It can also relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendons.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE CAN HELP TREAT
The benefits are similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia, the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints.
- BACK PAIN
- HIP OR LEG PAIN
- MUSCLE CRAMPING
- MUSCLE SPASMS
- NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
- POSTURAL DISTORTION
- ARM AND HAND PAIN
- LOWER CORTISOL LEVELS
- HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
- CRIPPLE INFLAMMATION
IS DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU?
Deep tissue massage focuses intensely on targeting the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue in your body so that it can be a bit more intense for some looking for a more superficial experience. The best results happen after several rounds of treatment. It is more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, and over-the-counter drugs. It is also beneficial for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice an improved range of motion immediately after a treatment.
DOES IT HURT?
At specific points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is essential to communicate to the therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after each session, but it should subside within a day. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.