If you haven’t tried a deep tissue massage treatment before, you’re missing out!
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles by getting rid of adhesions within the soft tissues of the body. Adhesions are bands of painful, rigid tissue found in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can disrupt circulation causing pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
When receiving a deep tissue massage, there are a few specific focal points in the body to work on (ex. shoulders, hamstrings, lower back, etc.). Here are a few benefits for receiving a deep tissue massage by a Registered Massage Therapist:
- Restoring range of motion
- Aiding with chronic pain
- Helping with recovery from various injuries (sports injuries, falls, etc.)
- Healing general muscle tension and spasms
- Helping with postural problems
After receiving a deep tissue massage, your Registered Massage Therapist may suggest the following home-care:
- Drinking plenty of water after the massage to help flush out toxins that are released from muscles and properly re-hydrate muscles. This helps reduce muscle aches and stiffness after the treatment.
- Avoid strenuous activity after a treatment
- Stretch! Stretching can help to prevent muscle aches and pain after a deep tissue massage.
Ask your Registered Massage Therapist about deep tissue massage the next time you’re in for a treatment.
Yours in Health,
Stephanie Taylor, RMT