When an issue is causing you excessive pain that never seems to go away, a deep tissue massage is usually a good option to take part in. It can bring relief to aches and inflammation, increase flexibility; as well as, regain a balanced range of motion.
Deep tissue massage is best used to address adhesions “knots” in your muscles that are causing you chronic pain. Rather than an all-over light touch relief that Swedish massage brings, deep tissue massage provides a more intense and focused technique. The strokes are slow and deliberate, with deeper pressure added to release muscle tension. In order to relax your muscles and gain focus on the adhesions, your therapist may use massage cream to allow a slow glide with a bit of friction over the targeted muscle. Through deep tissue massage, you will be able to feel the difference in pressure and restoration of your natural movement.
Deep tissue is a therapeutic type of massage that targets inner layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia, which is the protective layer of muscles, bones, and joints. It is highly efficient in helping to:
- Relieve chronic pain patterns and hypertension
- Heal injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, and spasms
- Decrease blood pressure
- Relieve stress
By ridding yourself of chronic pain, your overall mental health should also improve. Most patients find themselves feeling less anxious and able to sleep better. Our goal is that your lifestyle will greatly improve once your pain is massaged away.
This type of massage is perfect for focused treatment; talk to your massage therapist to decide if Deep Tissue massage is the right choice for you.