Deep Tissue Massage
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as adhesions). Adhesions can inhibit circulation, limit movement and cause pain. Deep tissue massage works to break down these adhesions and restore movement.
A treatment usually lasts 1 hour.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because deep tissue massage increases the flow of blood through the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. It can also help alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters. Because many toxins are released, it’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.