DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
A Deep Tissue massage is similar to a Swedish massage but the deeper pressure is where the difference comes to play. The deeper pressure helps in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and the protective layer surrounding the muscles, the bones and joins known as fascia..
What can I expect at my first massage?
At your first massage, you will be scheduled a consultation and the massage the same day. The massage therapist will talk with you about the issues you are looking to correct. They will go over the benefits of which massage would best suit your needs and then the massage will begin.
How often should I get a massage?
Frequency will depend on your preventative and maintenance needs although, once a month is typically recommended. If your condition requires additional time, your massage therapist will create a plan tailored to meet your needs.
Will I experience soreness after my massage?
Muscle soreness after a massage is not an uncommon occurrence. When you have tight muscles it stores lactic acid and a massage triggers the release of those acids which can in turn cause a temporary feeling of soreness.
Why should I get a deep tissue massage?
A deep tissue massage is beneficial to your health. When your muscles are experiencing stress, oxygen and nutrients are being blocked which can lead to inflammation and building up of toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep tissue massage helps to loosen up the muscle tissue and release the toxins from the muscles and get blood and oxygen properly circulating. It is important to drink plenty of following following the massage to get rid of the toxins that were released.
How does it work?
Adhesions (Bands of rigid tissue) in the muscles, tendons and ligaments are typically present when there is chronic muscle tension or injury. Limited movement and inflammation can be a result of adhesions because they block circulation. A deep tissue massage physically breaks down the adhesions and restore normal movement. The therapist will often use direct deep pressure or friction across the grain of the muscles.