Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the release of bound up tension in the connective tissue/muscular layers. Manipulation starts slowly with the most superficial fascial layer working deep into the muscles that are taught or have adhesions (knots). This therapeutic technique can be utilized over the entire body but is mainly focused on specific areas of concern as it is a slow, methodical process that often requires multiple visits to control and alleviate the pain. Deep tissue is often confused with the Swedish Massage technique using deep pressure. These are different techniques targeting different outcomes.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is an effective way to relieve, manage and control pain of all levels. When our bodies are improperly nourished, overworked or injured, our tissue will show us sign in the form of pain. The therapists have been trained to find these areas which have formed adhesions (lumps) and start the process of therapeutically loosening (melting) these areas to their original state. There are many chronic or inconsistent issues that can be addressed with the deep tissue massage such as radicular symptoms from thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatic, neck or carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, migraines, and many other various pains throughout the body. The deep tissue technique will target areas of concern and relieve pain with a proper regimen of massage and lifestyle discussed by the professional therapist and client.
Deep Tissue Massage helps to:
- Relieve Pain
- Separate Adhered Muscle Fibers & Ligaments
- Eliminate or Reduce Scar Tissue
- Increase Range of Motion (ROM)
- Oxygenate and Detoxify Stagnant Tissues
- Lengthen Chronically Shortened Muscles
- Improve Posture
- Eliminate or Reduce Painful Trigger Points
- Release Entrapped or Compressed Nerves (that cause radicular sensations such as tingling/numbness)
- Release Overused Breathing Muscles (i.e. from asthma)