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Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Treats Chronic Back Pain
- Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure
- Reduces Stress, Anxiety and Muscle Tension
- Improves Join Mobility
- Breaks Up Scar Tissue
- Improves Athletic Recovery and Performance
- Can Help with Labor Pain and Delivery (for our pregnant clients)
- Reduces Arthritis Symptoms
Our highly qualified Therapist uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep tissue within the body, including other supportive tissues that make up the muscles and joints.
While the deep tissue massage techniques can look similar to the Swedish massage or acupressure to the untrained eye, it generally tends to be lighter in pressure and can involve moving the body into certain positions to access below the surface layer tissue. The deep tissue massage is usually slower and firmer and used to break up fascia and scar tissue, and alleviate chronic pain. Deep tissue massages sometimes can cause soreness in the targeted area after a treatment, but this, however, is normal and is part of relieving tension on strained muscles.
A person receiving a deep tissue massage usually starts with a warm-up which consists of a lighter massage to get the muscles loose and less strained, before a deeper more concentrated massage is applied. For best results, deep tissue massage requires the patient to lie on the stomach or back in one position, while deep pressure is applied to the targeted areas of the body by our trained massage therapist.
The deep tissue massage is very beneficial because it helps stimulate blood flow and relieve muscle tension, while at the same time lowering psychological stress and releasing hormones like serotonin and oxytocin – the same hormones released when feeling happy or elated.
Deep tissue massage focuses on major muscle groups within the body including neck, lower back, leg muscles, and joints/tendons that are susceptible to straining and injuries. Certain areas of the body that tend to tense up in times of stress, including the shoulders, neck, and hips, can often benefit the most from this type of deep tissue therapy.
Before Scheduling Your Deep Tissue Massage
Structural x-rays that are taken on our chiropractic patients can be utilized in a very specific and targeted massage session. Deep tissue massage is more than just a massage with deep pressure. The goals and techniques are different and have helped many people relieve stress, pain, and restriction of movement. It may help with certain conditions, but remember to communicate with Dr. Tom Stetson’s massage therapist to get the most out of the massage.