Deep Tissue Massage concentrates on the body’s deep muscle layers and fascia. The strokes used are similar to those of Swedish Massage but the pressure is deeper, slower and directed at areas of tension and pain.
Using fingers, knuckles, hands, forearms, elbows and/or various tools, your therapist works along the length of the muscle and across the muscle fibers in order to loosen the muscle and break up adhesions. At certain moments during a Deep Tissue Massage you’ll likely feel some discomfort. Muscular adhesions make it harder for nutrients and oxygen to reach a muscle. Inflammation and toxins build and further add to pain and stress. As the muscles relax, toxins can be released.
Most clients report substantial relief immediately after a Deep Tissue Massage. However, soreness during the two to three days following your session is also common. Breathing deeply during your massage and drinking plenty of water afterwards will help. It is best to keep your day light and avoid strenuous exercise after a Deep Tissue Massage.
Conditions Benefiting From
Deep Tissue Massage
Migraine Headaches - Stiff Neck - Chronic Pain - Lower Back Pain
Limited Mobility - Recovery from Injuries - Repetitive Strain Injuries
Postural Problems - Tennis Elbow - Piriformis Syndrome
Osteoarthritis Pain - Sciatica - Fibromyalgia - Scarring
Muscle Tension or Spasm