Deep Tissue Massage
A Deep Tissue Massage is a form of massage that is able to reach deep layers of muscle tissue and fascia more effectively than a normal massage is able to. Deep Tissue Massage is used to treat an array of different conditions and issues by breaking down knots in the muscles and scar tissue.
A deep tissue massage will begin with light pressure techniques to warm up the muscles and prepare them for a more intense pressure. As the pressure increases, your Massage Therapist will be able to manipulate layers of muscle that are often filled with tension and are especially hard to reach. This tension within the deeper layers of your muscle tissue results in pain, inflammation, and a limited range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage makes used of two predominant techniques: stripping and friction. Both are forms of breaking down scar tissue and tension through applying deep pressure. Stripping is a technique that uses a gliding motion along the muscle using the forearm, knuckles, thumb and elbow. The Friction technique is a pressure that is applied against the grain of the muscle to release tensions and realign the fibers of the muscle tissue.
Conditions Treated by Deep Tissue Massage:
- Posture issues
- Lower back pain
- Limited mobility
- Previous injuries (car accidents, sports injuries etc.)
It is important to ensure that you are dealing with a qualified massage therapist to ensure that you are in safe hands. To contact a professional Deep Tissue Massage Therapist in your area, please visit our homepage.