Deep Tissue Massage
Who it can help
A deep tissue massage can help the recovery of many physical injuries; it is not a massage commonly performed preventatively or for pure relaxation. This style of massage targets deep muscle tissue, as well as soft tissue areas like tendons, ligaments, and fascia.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Common benefits of deep tissue massage include accelerated recovery from injury, postural adjustment, muscle tension relief, relief of chronic and lower back pain, and other types of pain relief.
The techniques used in a deep tissue are similar to that of a Swedish massage. While the strokes are the same the areas that are targeted, the amount of pressure and the function of the massage are notably greater, though it differs from person to person.
About Deep Tissue massage
It is not uncommon for patients to feel pain or discomfort during a deep tissue massage. This is due to the rigorous nature of the massage and the specific targeting of physical problem areas. Anytime you feel discomfort during a deep tissue massage it is important to inform the practitioner and to let he or she know if it becomes too much. If you have a significant physical ailment or injury you are recovering from, it is recommended to consult a physician or professional before receiving a deep tissue massage to ensure it is compatible with your present condition.