Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is based on Swedish massage and uses similar strokes but, unlike Swedish, it focuses on all muscle layers from the superficial to the deepest ones. Deep tissue massage is a highly therapeutic and specific technique which is very effective in releasing restrictions of the deeper muscles and the underlying connective tissue. Although deep tissue massage can be performed on the whole body, it often focuses on specific affected areas.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage can be very effective in releasing chronic patterns of tension and restoring the structural and functional integrity of the musculoskeletal system. Deep tissue massage can address dysfunctions relating to: stress, prolonged computer work, bad posture, sports or any other type of injuries, excessive athletic training, repetitive overuse of muscle groups (which can result to various syndromes, like Repetitive Stress Syndrome, Carpal tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Patellofemoral Syndrome, various orthopedic conditions ( i.e. scoliosis), headaches, etc.
Deep Tissue Massage helps to:
Lengthen chronically shortened muscles
Eliminate or reduce scar tissue
Oxygenate and detoxify stagnant tissues
Release entrapped or compressed nerves (that cause tingling and numbness)
Separate adhered muscle fibers and ligaments
Increase range of motion
Eliminate or reduce painful trigger points
Release overused breathing muscles (i.e. from asthma)
Because a Deep Tissue Massage releases many waste products from the muscles, it is important to drink plenty of water after the session to help eliminating them from the body. Since a Deep Tissue session can focus on specific areas, it may cause some soreness after its application, up to approximately 24 hours. However, after this period the client can fully appreciate the therapeutic results of the session.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. Unlocking the extraordinary benefits of a consistent treatment program will make you feel years younger, allow you to recover faster from activities, increase your quality of sleep and energy.