Deep Tissue Massage is designed to reach the deep sections of muscles.
Those with chronically stiff and sore necks, backs and shoulder can benefit from deep tissue massage.
The techniques used in this treatment, such as slow strokes and the application of deep pressure across the grain of the muscle, encourage the release of chronic muscle tension or spasms. The body is thereby encouraged to return to its natural state of alignment.
It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain.
Benefits of deep tissue massage
Increased blood flow
Firm pressure applied to muscles using knuckles, elbows and forearms increases blood flow and thereby increases the oxygen supply to body tissue. Increased blood flow also encourages the removal of toxins from strained muscles and subsequently speeds up the healing process.
Elimination of scar tissue
Deep tissue massage therapy has the added benefit of helping to break up scar tissue and thereby restoring normal movement to muscles. This is helpful to athletes recovering from a sports injury or to individuals who have suffered an accident.
Many people have poor posture, often as a result of sitting hunched at a desk for long periods of time. Deep tissue massage can help to improve posture by allowing the body to realign itself. This is because the treatment encourages the relaxation and lengthening of affected muscles and tendons.
During deep tissue massage, exerted pressure can stimulate blood circulation to painful areas and thereby help to relieve pain.