Deep Tissue Massage
What is deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is exactly like what the name suggests. It focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to un-stick the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.
Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm
Who can’t be treated?
Anyone with Deep Vein Thrombosis or who are pregnant should avoid a deep tissue massage. Also you will find that the most common contraindications apply for all massages, some of which are any contagious illnesses, broken skin, recent scar tissue, bruising, and sunburn, just to name a few.