Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
Deep Tissue Massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called “deep tissue” because it focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It can help reduce pain, increase range of motion, relieve muscle spasms and improve circulation.
A Deep Tissue Massage Session at our massage therapy center targets the deep layers of connective tissue and muscle tissue throughout the body. Using slow strokes to apply pressure, the massage therapist focuses on specific pain locations.
Injuries or chronic muscle tension can cause adhesions, commonly referred to as “knots”, to form in the tendons, ligaments and muscles. These adhesions are rigid, often painful, and can block proper blood circulation, impede normal movement, and cause inflammation and pain.
Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep tissue massage can help with chronic muscular pain, and reduce inflammation that causes arthritis and tendonitis pain.
Deep tissue massage also:
Improves Blood Pressure
Breaks Up Scar Tissue
Rehabilitates Injured Muscles
Deep tissue massage improves blood flow throughout the body. Improved blood flow helps to reduce inflammation, which helps to relieves pain. Deep tissue massage breaks down the adhesions and removes the “knots”, to restore natural movement. Regular deep tissue massage sessions can break down and even eliminate the presence of scar tissue.
Regardless of the cause of the pain, be it stress, a sports injury, or a long-term issue, your massage therapist will target certain muscle groups to make certain that your session leaves you feeling refreshed and free of pain.
Our massage therapist will create a comprehensive and unique therapy plan based on your individual needs - which is why the initial consultation is so important to the process. No two sessions are ever quite alike because they are customized to address specific problems for each guest.
Deep Tissue Massage is a treatment for:
Anxiety and Stress
Our licensed massage therapists can tailor a massage treatment to meet your specific needs.
Deep Tissue Massage may help lower blood pressure by reducing tension and stress. According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center, guests may experience a drop in their blood pressure of up to 5.3 mmHg following a deep massage session.
The pressure associated with deep massage also improves lymphatic circulation and encourages lymphatic drainage, which leads to an improved range of motion and greater flexibility.
Due to these benefits, this type of massage is often recommended for people who have recently undergone surgery. Consult your doctor before receiving massage therapy, as a period of healing may be necessary before a massage is safe and appropriate for you.
Stressed or injured muscles can also benefit from deep tissue massages, and may heal faster. During the session, tight muscles are manipulated, stretched and relaxed, causing the release of toxins. Deep tissue massages are especially beneficial for athletes who suffer from various sports-related injuries.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call us at 901-601-3228.