Deep tissue massage is focused on loosening muscles, increasing flexibility and improving mobility. Too much repetition in exercise and daily routines can create stiffness — and a tight muscle is a weak muscle. Regular deep tissue massage can open up the regions that are difficult to loosen or stretch on your own.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage can be very effective in releasing chronic patterns of tension and restoring the structural and functional integrity of the musculoskeletal system. Deep tissue massage can address dysfunctions relating to: stress, bad posture, prolonged computer work, sports or any other type of injuries, excessive athletic training, repetitive overuse of muscle groups (which can result to various syndromes, like Repetitive Stress Syndrome, Carpaltunnel Syndrome, Patellofemoral Syndrome, various orthopedic conditions, headaches, etc.
Deep Tissue Massage helps to:
- Lengthen chronically shortened muscles
- Separate adhered muscle fibers and ligaments
- Eliminate or reduce scar tissue
- Increase range of motion
- Oxygenate and detoxify stagnant tissues
- Relieve pain
- Improve posture
- Eliminate or reduce painful Trigger Points
- Release entrapped or compressed nerves (that cause tingling and numbness)
- Release overused breathing muscles (i.e. from asthma)
Because a Deep Tissue Massage releases many waste products from the muscles, it is important to drink plenty of water after the session to help eliminating them from the body. Since a Deep Tissue session can focus on specific areas, it may cause some soreness after its application, up to approximately 24 hours. However, after this period the client can fully appreciate the therapeutic results of the session.