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.
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If you have general aches and pains, repetitive strain, complex issues caused by an injury, a Deep Tissue Massage is the right service for you.
Your treatment will begin with a short assessment which may include ROM testing. Your massage therapist will go over your health history and any issues you want to address. You will then be asked to undress to your personal comfort level and lie under the linens on the table.
The modalities your therapist may choose to incorporate are;
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.
You may feel some discomfort or tenderness during a deep tissue massage, especially if you have areas of tension or tightness in your muscles. It is important to maintain a dialogue on your comfort levels so your therapist can make adjustments with the pressure and techniques being utilized. Please understand that not all issues require deep tissue work or prolonged deep pressure. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat it as needed.
After the massage, you may feel relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s important to drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins that were released during the massage. Your therapist may also provide you with some aftercare advice, such as remedial exercises, stretching or self-massage techniques to help facilitate your rehabilitation and progress. A return date for your treatment plan will also be suggested to keep you on track.
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.
If you’re planning on getting a Deep Tissue Massage, here are some important things to keep in mind:
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Deep tissue massage has its roots in ancient Chinese and Egyptian practices, but it was developed into its modern form in the mid-20th century by Canadian therapist Therese Pfrimmer.
It has since become a popular form of therapeutic massage for treating chronic pain and tension.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on releasing tension and chronic pain in deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
Deep tissue massage typically involves the use of slower, more intense strokes and pressure to target deep layers of muscle and tissue, as well as stretching and other techniques to help release tension.
Deep tissue massage can be effective in treating chronic pain, muscle tension, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, and other conditions that cause muscle and tissue tightness.
Deep tissue massage can be intense and may cause some discomfort, especially if you have chronic pain or tension. However, the massage therapist should work with you to ensure that the pressure is within your comfort level.
People with certain medical conditions, such as blood clots, osteoporosis, or cancer, may not be able to receive deep tissue massage. Additionally, pregnant women should avoid deep tissue massage in the abdominal area. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before receiving deep tissue massage if you have any concerns.