Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

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Deep Tissue Massage uses slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction directed across the muscles.. It is especially helpful for chronic tension and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

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What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is massage therapy that focuses on the rearrangement of tissue layers that lie deep within the muscles and the connective tissues. This therapy is a reminiscent of Swedish massage, and utilizes many movements and techniques from it. Some of the strokes of this massage resemble the classic massage therapy, however, the movements used are quite slow and extreme pressure is applied on tense areas.

This massage therapy is mainly useful for tense, contracted and stressed areas of the body such as the stiff neck, stiffness in the lower back and sore shoulders. The massage is corrective as well as therapeutic and has many benefits for the human body.

Deep tissue massage is effective because of its technique – consisting of slower, stronger massage that stimulates deep into muscles. This can be especially helpful for athletes who expose their muscles to daily, intensive conditioning. Deep tissue massage will noticeably loosen muscles, elevate pain, and increase mobility – all significant benefits for an athlete.

However, you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits of deep tissue massage.

Those suffering from certain conditions may also find deep tissue massage to be quite therapeutic. Sufferers of chronic pain, fibromyalgia, edema, muscle cramping, and even carpal tunnel syndrome may find significant relief from deep tissue massage. The pressure exerted on different groups of muscle tissue stimulates circulation in areas of pain.

Deep tissue massage, however, is not for everyone. There can be mild to moderate discomfort during the massage as tight muscles are worked. And there can be a day or two of soreness following the deep tissue massage – similar to after you complete a particularly rigorous workout.

But if you are comfortable with a stronger, more focused massage as well as the soreness that may accompany it, then a deep tissue massage may be for you.

Benefits of deep tissue massage

1. Improves the circulation of oxygen.
Deep tissue massage is helpful in breaking up and eliminating scar tissue that might have been created due to previous injuries. Stressed muscles usually block the movement of oxygen and nutrients inside the body, thus preventing them to reach their destinations. This causes inflammation and accumulation of toxins inside the muscle tissues. Inflammation and build up of toxins results in pain and stress in the entire body. This massage therapy breaks up the blocks, loosens the muscles and releases the harmful toxins form the body. This helps in proper circulation of blood and oxygen, making a person healthier and better.

2. Helps in relaxing stiff muscles.
Deep tissues massage makes use of two different techniques; kneading and using different kinds of pressures for removing the tension knots. When pressure is applied against the muscle speck, it helps in relaxing stiff muscles of the body.

3. Removes toxins from the body.
Deep tissue massage therapy helps to remove toxins like lactic acid, and cellular wastes from the body.

4. Beneficial in osteoporosis.
Deep tissue massage therapy helps to relieve joint pains due to inflammatory conditions like osteoporosis.

5. Improve the movement of body fluids.
Deep tissue massage helps to improve the movement of body fluids inside the body. Nit thus helps to increase the circulation of interstitial fluids, blood, and lymph cerebro-spinal fluid.

6. Beneficial to the muscle tissues.
Deep tissue massage therapy helps to stimulate condition and heal the muscle tissues of the body.

7. Treats many diseases.
Deep tissue massage is very helpful in treating chronic pain which occurs due to many diseases. It also helps to treat problems like fibromyalgia, muscle cramping, edema, and carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

Deep tissue massage should be accompanied by ample intake of water before and after the massage. This will help the body to get rid of the toxins, through the natural methods of excretion.