Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on muscles that are stiff and sore. Adhesions in the layers of fascia and chronic muscle tension are addressed using deep pressure thereby getting to the deepest layers of muscles, tendon and fascia. At times the client can experience some discomfort during the massage and this is normal. A couple days after the treatment the client can expect to feel a reduction in pain and tension.
When we subject our bodies to repetitive postures such as sitting for prolonged periods of time, the muscles adapt and form new patterns of tension or weakness. Along with corrective measure on your side, deep tissue massage can help to restore proper muscle function. Your muscles will need to be re-educated and that can take some time. We can therefore help you with a long term treatment plan both with massage therapy and corrective exercises. Adding Kinesio Tape to your treatment is highly recommended because k tape is an effective tool for postural correction.
Research published in an April 2014 issue of Manual Therapy found that deep tissue massage applied to posterior calf muscles, along with self-stretching exercises, helped reduce participants’ pain associated with plantar fasciitis. It’s certainly no secret a deep tissue massage provides relief from all kinds of muscle pain and fascial restrictions.
Lower Blood Pressure
If you blood pressure is consistently high, regular deep tissue massages can help. A study reported by the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies in the year 2000, showed that hypertension and its associated symptoms were reduced through massage therapy. The subjects in this study were provided with ten 30-minute massage sessions over the course of five weeks. The subjects experienced reduced blood pressure. Massage therapy is therefore the perfect way to reduce blood pressure without medication.
What are the benefits of a deep tissue massage?
- Undo harmful holding postures such as sitting at a desk all ay
- Reduces chronic tension
- Releases fascial adhesion limiting range of motion
- Treats low back pain
- Address symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Reduces muscle pain
- Treats sports injury