Deep tissue massage helps you to get to the root of intense orÂ long-term pain and brings about health and healing. ByÂ evaluating your particular needs a combination of advancedÂ massage techniques that go beyond the superficial muscleÂ layer are used to realign muscle fibers, break up adhesions andÂ rehabilitate injuries.
Using firm deep pressure, this massage is not a full-bodyÂ relaxation but more of a focused therapy to release tensionÂ from the problematic areas and associated muscle groups. The
longer term effect is the release and relaxation of the problemÂ area. This massage is ideal for alleviating acute and chronicÂ pain – especially back and neck pain, postural imbalances,Â sciatica and repetitive strain injury such as those from sports,Â driving, or using a computer.
This is a common question with people who are new to this type of massage.
Many of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. For this reason, at certain points during the massage most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.
If the pain is perceived to be greater than a 7 out of 10, or is outside your comfort range then it is important to tell the massage therapist.
Too much pressure will actually cause the muscles to contract instead of release and, aside from being counterproductive for your body, it also makes it more difficult for the massage
therapist to access these deeper muscle layers making the massage less effective. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas.
There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but this is normal and should subside within a day or so.