There are hundreds if not, thousands of different types and techniques of massage! Which one do you choose when scheduling a massage? We are going to cover of the most common type of massage, deep tissue massage!
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It helps with chronic aches and pain such as stiff neck, upper back pain, lower back pain, tight leg muscles, sore shoulders, the list goes on. In a deep tissue massage the strokes a massage therapists uses are slow and the pressure is deep.
In any massage, you can control the amount of pressure being applied by letting the massage therapist know how the pressure is feeling on your body. It is not unusual to be a little sore in certain areas of the body after a deep tissue massage, but it is always important to communicate with the massage therapist during the massage to make sure the pressure is never painful.
The pressure applied in a deep tissue massage is more concentrated on areas that have tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscle and fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue surrounding the muscle.
There are so many benefits of a deep tissue massage, so we have listed a few here:
- Helps with Chronic Back Pain
- Reduces Muscle Spasms and Cramping.
- Improves Range of Motion.
- Relieves Fatigue.
- Increases Joint Flexibility.
- Helps Lower High Blood Pressure.
- Increases Energy.
- Encourages Healing.
- Reduces Stress, Anxiety and Muscle Tension.
- Improves Athletic Recovery and Performance..
- Reduces Arthritis Symptoms.
Deep tissue massage is a great massage technique for all ages and body types. It’s a great way to help yourself become healthier and give back to your body in a healthy way!