Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep Tissue Massage

Is similar to Swedish massage, but it goes farther and is intended for a different purpose.

  • Athletes
  • Runners
  • People with injuries

It can also work for people with chronic pain conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain

Deep tissue massage targets the inner layers of your:

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Fascia, or dense connective tissue

Deep tissue massage uses many of the same stroking and kneading movements as Swedish massage, but there’s far more pressure.

In order to reach the deep muscle tissue, a therapist will massage layer by layer of muscle,

applying more and more pressure and employing special techniques with the fingers,

fists, and maybe even elbows to reach and stretch that deep tissue.

This type of massage facilitates healing by releasing contracted areas of muscle and tissue. It can help increase blood flow to the soft tissues and may help to reduce inflammation.

Before a deep tissue massage, you will discuss your problem areas with your therapist. A deep tissue massage can be full-dbody or focused only on one area. You will begin lying on your back or stomach and under a sheet. It’s up to you to determine your level of undress.

Deep tissue massages begin as a more traditional relaxation massage. After the muscles are warmed up, your massage therapist will begin to work deep into your problem areas.

In addition to their palms, fingertips, and knuckles, your therapist may use their forearms or elbows to increase pressure.

It’s important to be open with your massage therapist about the level of pressure and discomfort you wish to endure. This may be different for certain areas and throughout the massage. Feel free to communicate with your massage therapist before and during the massage.




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