Deep tissue massage can provide relief for a host of bodily aches and pains. Although it’s name conjures fear of someone jabbing their fingers painfully into your sore spots, deep tissue massage is an effective mode of massage to work your muscles free of kinks and knots by focusing attention on your body’s layers of deep muscle and connective tissues.
The techniques involved in this type of massage are kneading, rubbing, and applying pressure to important points of the body with deliberate concentration. Oftentimes, the massage will focus on parts that are overused and overstressed. When you tax your body through repetitive movements and physical habits, it can build up knots and adhesions and can lead chronic stiffness and pain. When you seek out a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will apply pressure and motion across the grain of the striation of your muscle tissues to help physically break down adhesions.
We encourage you to keep an open line of communication with your massage therapist to discuss how you are feeling every step of the way to ensure your optimal comfort.
From limited mobility or range of motion to postural issues and recurrent muscle spasms, deep tissue massage can provide aid to a wide range of afflictions. There is even research that suggests that deep tissue massage is a great way to provide relief from osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Other benefits of this type of massage include:
- Released muscle tension and stress
- Increased range of motion and flexibility
- Healthier posture
- Improved blood circulation
- Boost in overall emotional well-being