Deep tissue massage is a massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and also connective tissue therapy. It is especially beneficial for chronically tense and contracted areas such as low back tightness, stiff necks and sore shoulders.
Similar strokes are used like classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower, the pressure is much deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and cause inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain. It also restores normal movement. The massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure and friction across the fibres of the muscles.
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (knots of rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments which can be very painful.
Specific hand strokes are used to work on various tissues. Breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues to release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both therapeutic and corrective. It is beneficial for many physical disorders, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Emotional issues can also be addressed because it works very deeply on the body’s energy field.
Drink plenty of water before and after treatment to eliminate toxins from the body. Remember it very is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help this process along.
Deep Tissue Massage Benefits
Unlike Swedish massage therapy, which is used for relaxation and rejuvenation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
- Limited mobility
- Injury rehabilitation (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injuries)
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI), e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome
- Bad posture
- Muscle tension and spasms
- Chronic pain
- Improved sense of well being
- More energy
At Rainbow Bay Massage we do professional Sports Massage treatments. Also our clinic specialises in Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Rock Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Shiatsu techniques and Aromatherapy. Have a Coolangatta Massage today.
To book your Deep Tissue Massage or Remedial Massage ring Cheryl Young and Graham Honeyman at Rainbow Bay Massage on 0419609232 in Tweed Heads Coolangatta Gold Coast
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