Deep Tissue Massagesteve
It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, lower back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy but the movement is slower and the pressure deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub layer of muscle and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
How does it work?
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury there are usually adhesions ( bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal control. To do this the therapist uses massage oil and often direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order to reach deep musculature.
What can I expect?
Fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows and forearms may be used. you may be asked to breathe deeply as effected areas are worked on.
What are the benefits?
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation and the following conditions
lower Back Pain
Recovery from Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injury
Tension in hamstrings, gluteus, IT bands, quads, rhomboids, upper and lower back
Osteo arthritis pain
After a workout / exercise