What does a deep tissue massage do for your body and is it the right kind of massage therapy for you?
Deep tissue massages focus on the deepest layers of the body’s muscle tissue, tendons, and the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints. This type of massage is done with deep pressure to help release any chronic muscle tension by realigning the deep layers of your muscles and connective tissue, treating those tight or injured muscles in the body.
Deep tissue massage therapists focus on deeper and slower movements to reach those concentrated areas of tension and discomfort. It can be a relieving massage therapy for those who experience chronic aches and pains, such as leg muscle tightness, sore shoulders, stiff neck and back, etc. Athletes, people with arthritis symptoms, and even those suffering from anxiety, can also really benefit from this form of massage therapy. Deep tissue massages can help with built up scar tissue from a damaged muscle, helping reduce pain, and increase mobility.
What else can a deep tissue massage help with?
- Stress Relief
- Increase range of motion
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Break down scar tissue
- Muscle rehabilitation
Is it painful?
Deep tissue massages are not supposed to be painful. For those with a lot of tension, this type of massage may lead to some discomfort but remember that one long-term benefit is reduced tension. Before you begin your service, it is important to communicate with your therapist. Ask questions, explain any pre-existing injuries, and discuss expectations. You both need to be informed on what your body needs so that you have the best experience possible!
Post-massage, you can expect to feel some muscle soreness (like what you would experience after a tough work-out), sleepiness, and maybe slight skin redness and heat. Because of this, it is important to allow yourself ample time to relax after your massage and take that nap that your body might need. Also, drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins that may have been released during the massage.
If you experience any chronic pain or tension visit our website to book your own deep tissue massage. Your body will thank you for it!