Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, techniques are particularly useful and are used to treat a variety of physical ailments. Deep tissue massage is a therapy in its own right and can be given standalone or incorporated into a remedial or holistic massage.
The movements of Deep Tissue Massage are made with the forearm and elbow giving you a much deeper massage, about 5 times the pressure, deeply stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. University of Maryland (2013) state, deep tissue massage increases the flow of blood circulation in the body and promotes healing, helps muscles relax and reduces pain, it helps to reduce the inflammation that causes pain. Deep tissue massage can also help alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles, referred to as connective tissue and removes tension and stiffness from muscles and joints allowing them to lengthen and relax. The detoxification process is stimulated along with blood circulation and oxygen uptake to restore balance to the body.
Deep tissue massage can be an effective treatment for injured muscles and techniques are particularly useful for people who enjoy an active sports life or who have manual occupations and a thirty minute treatments just for the legs can be very beneficial after a hike or run. Because it expedites the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass, deep tissue massage can help promote healing. Promote healing and helps muscles relax, reducing pain massage also helps relax muscles, it can reduce the pain caused by injuries, too. Deep tissue massage is frequently used to revitalise sports injuries.
For those people who suffer from chronic stress, and all of its various possible side-effects like tension headaches, rigid shoulders and tight muscles; deep tissue massage can be a relief. During a deep tissue massage session you can let it all go and give in to the healing process. Due to the deep work of this treatment people can feel very tired after a treatment so it is always best to plan your massage when you are able to go home and rest afterwards; usually a deeper sleep is experienced. Some tenderness may also be experience but symptoms should be gone within 24 – 48 hours.
Over time, deep tissue massage therapy can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. Scar tissue is often associated with ongoing pain and stiffness, so deep tissue massage can improve these symptoms.
Once renewed and revitalized you'll be able to face your challenges more even handedly.
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