Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is used to release chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. Here are some of the benefits of deep tissue massage:
- Relief of muscle tension and pain: Deep tissue massage can help to relieve muscle tension and pain by targeting the deep layers of muscle and connective tissue.
- Improved flexibility and range of motion: Deep tissue massage can help to improve flexibility and range of motion by stretching and loosening tight muscles and connective tissue.
- Improved circulation: Deep tissue massage can help to improve circulation by increasing blood flow to the targeted areas.
- Reduced stress and anxiety: Deep tissue massage can help to reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and reducing muscle tension.
- Enhanced athletic performance: Athletes can benefit from deep tissue massage by reducing muscle soreness and tension, which can improve performance and reduce the risk of injury.
- Improved recovery from injuries and surgeries: Deep tissue massage can help to improve recovery from injuries and surgeries by reducing inflammation, scar tissue and adhesions, and promoting healing.
However, it's important to note that Deep Tissue Massage may cause some discomfort, it is advisable to communicate with your therapist about the level of pressure that is comfortable for you.