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How can a Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage help you?

Therapeutic deep tissue massage is a type of massage that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep structures of the muscle and fascia, the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.

Deep tissue massage is often used to treat chronic muscle tension and pain, as well as to address muscle imbalances and postural problems. It can also be helpful for people who are recovering from injuries, as it can help to reduce swelling and improve flexibility and range of motion.

Some of the potential benefits of therapeutic deep tissue massage include:

  • Relief of muscle tension and soreness
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduced inflammation and swelling
  • Improved circulation
  • Enhanced recovery from exercise and other physical activities
  • Reduction of stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep

It is important to note that the effects of deep tissue massage can vary from person to person, and that it is always best to consult with a licensed massage therapist to determine if this type of massage is right for you.

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History of Therapeutic Massage

The origins of deep tissue massage are not well documented, as many ancient cultures used various forms of massage as a therapeutic practice. However, the modern form of deep tissue massage is thought to have evolved from traditional Chinese massage and Swedish massage.

Swedish massage, also known as classical massage, is a type of therapeutic massage that was developed in the 19th century by a Swedish physiologist named Per Henrik Ling. Swedish massage is based on the Western understanding of anatomy and physiology, and it involves the use of long, flowing strokes to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.

Chinese massage, on the other hand, has a long history dating back thousands of years. Chinese massage techniques, such as Tui Na and Acupressure, focus on the use of finger pressure and finger strokes to stimulate specific points on the body to promote healing and relieve pain.

In the 20th century, therapists began to combine elements of Swedish massage and Chinese massage to create the modern form of deep tissue massage. Today, deep tissue massage is widely used as a therapeutic treatment for a variety of conditions, including muscle tension, muscle imbalances, and chronic pain.

What to expect during your Deep Tissue Massage:

During a deep tissue massage, you can expect the therapist to use a variety of techniques to manipulate the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. These techniques may include:

  • Friction: This involves the therapist using the pads of their fingers or their thumbs to apply firm pressure and make small circular movements on the skin.
  • Petrissage: This involves the therapist using their fingers, thumbs, or knuckles to squeeze and lift the muscles.
  • Stripping: This involves the therapist using their fingers or their thumbs to make long, parallel strokes along the length of the muscle fibers.
  • Cross-fiber friction: This involves the therapist using their fingers to apply pressure across the grain of the muscle fibers.

Deep tissue massage can be slightly more intense than other types of massage, as the therapist is working on the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. You may feel some discomfort or pain during the massage, but this should subside as the therapist works to release tension and knots in the muscles. It is important to communicate with your therapist if you are experiencing any discomfort or pain, as they can adjust the pressure or technique to make the massage more comfortable for you.

Overall, a deep tissue massage should be a relaxing and therapeutic experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and relieved of muscle tension and pain.

Other things you should know about your deep tissue massage:

Please understand that not all issues require deep tissue work or prolonged deep pressure. Should you have more than one area of concern, your therapist will prioritize the chief complaint and create a treatment plan for the time allotted and for follow ups.

Click the BOOK NOW button to schedule your Therapeutic Deep Tissue or Sports Massage appointment today. Our registered massage therapists will determine a therapeutic massage regimen that suits your needs and your life.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage

Athlete’s Choice Massage was created to provide consistently excellent rehabilitative services for health-conscious people. Our team is extremely well-trained and they take pride in their work. They are constantly striving to learn and better themselves in their respective fields so that they can help you recover and aid in the maintenance of your well-being.

Extensive thought has been put into making our studios modern, comfortable, and convenient for you. We are not a spa. You will not hear trickling water or pan flutes. We will never try to up-sell you on services or push retail on you. Our goal is to simply provide the best therapeutic services you can find in this city. I hope that you will enjoy your experience and come back again soon.

All appointments will begin with a short but in-depth one-on-one assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what area you’d like to work on during your time, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. Should you have more than one area of concern, your therapist will prioritize the chief complaint and create a treatment plan for the time allotted and for follow-ups as needed.

Please note our 24 Hour Cancelation Policy.

With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

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