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Deep tissue massage focuses on painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body such as trigger points. It is best for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. The therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though it may be less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain. Our team is diverse in the type of deep pressure provided. While some of our therapists focus more on working out specific trouble spots, others may provide a deeper Swedish style massage. Be sure to discuss what you are looking for when booking a session.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. When a client has chronic muscle tension or injury, therapists usually find adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. They physically break down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques such as trigger point and neuromuscular massage. Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility - Improves Range of Motion
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Ostearthritis pain (According to Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs)
- Muscle tension or spasm
Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?
At certain points during the massage, most people find experience some discomfort. It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range.
Clients often have some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying an Epsom salt bath or ice to a specific area after the massage.
Let us show you how a great massage can change everything. Call now to book your session and let us handcraft a massage just for you!