What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

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DEFINITION – What does Deep Tissue Mean? 

Deep tissue is a massage technique that involves applying sustained and deep pressure to muscular and connective tissue. 

BREAKING DOWN – Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue helps break up scar tissue and eliminates chronic pain and muscle tension. Unlike other types of massage, deep tissue does not aim to solely relax you. The goal of deep tissue techniques is to decrease pain and improve mobility. Although, it can also have relaxing benefits – yet, it’s important to keep in mind that if you want a relaxing massage, another type may be more what you’re after. 

Deep tissue massage has shown to help with sports injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and fibromyalgia. It targets the deeper and innermost layers of the muscle tissue, whereas a more relaxing or Swedish style massage targets the more superficial layers. 

At your first deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will inquire into your previous health history, as well as your primary compliant. The massage may involve focusing in on your problem area or multiple areas of the body. It will depend on your unique situation. Deep and kneading style strokes are used in a deep tissue massage. 

A deep tissue massage may also cause you to feel sore days after your session. This is normal and a heat or cold device may help alleviate some of this discomfort. Yet, a deep tissue massage may not be suitable for individuals with blood clot issues or individuals on blood thinning medication. It’s best suited for individuals with sports injuries or those suffering from chronic pain.  

At Athlete’s Choice Massage, various massage therapists that are part of our team offer deep tissue techniques and massage. If you’ve been recommended or referred for a deep tissue massage, book online right now. Simply click the BOOK NOW button below. Start your road toward recovery today! 

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