Deep Tissues Massage
This restorative massage focuses on the deeper muscle layers and includes slow deep strokes, cross muscle friction and profound direct pressure to unlock muscle tension and create deep release. Deep tissue massage is usually effective in working with chronic pain caused by muscle adhesions, scar tissue prevention and treatment of sports injuries and other injuries. A deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm
Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?
At some point in the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell your massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The amount of pain that is felt is also a reflection of just how tight a muscle is and with a series of massage sessions, the pain will be reduced each time until the client is pain free and able to engage in a more balanced life that doesn’t result in tight muscles or pain.