Deep Tissue Massage
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
In today’s world of office work and sitting at desks for hours on end, our muscles can suffer as they shorten and lengthen depending on your activity levels and how your computer chair and desk are set up. This can lead to muscle aches, stiffness and lead to many other musculoskeletal problems if left unchecked.
Deep tissue massage treats many musculoskeletal issues such as chronic back pain, strains, spasms and sports injuries. It can help reduce scar tissue following injury and reduce tension in muscle, fascia and tissue. Healing is aided by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. Muscles can feel looser, with may result in reduced stiffness, aches and pains. This can aid relaxation and enhance your sense of wellbeing.
What does Deep Tissue Massage consist of?
Deep tissue massage involves applying sustained pressure to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues. Inflammatory fluids are drained from the body, reducing pressure on sore joints. Massage can help to restore function to muscles and tendons in the bodies of clients and is suitable for people with injuries, stiff joints and restricted range of motion and chronic musculoskeletal issues.
During a deep tissue massage the therapist uses a variety of techniques with the aim of relaxing tight muscles, breaking down knots in the muscles (also known as adhesions), decreasing stress and enhancing the client’s sense of wellbeing. This style of massage is not meant to be painful but can be slightly uncomfortable, especially when the therapist is working on a sensitive and problematic area.