Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage loosens tense muscles and reduces pain increasing mobility. It is an excellent treatment for people with demanding work routine and lifestyle.
The technique used focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Injury increases tension around the trauma site to protect and contain the damage. It can also build in specific areas of tissue that are habitually held on a shortened position. Although general massage techniques can ease the tension by attending to the tissues themselves, with long term conditions this alone is unlikely to be enough to release the hyper-tension created through the nervous system. To deal with this it is necessary to work on the muscle on a deeper level.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas, in certain situations deep pressure into a tender spot causes considerable pain at the time but results in a relaxation in the area afterwards. The pain factor causes a release of endorphins (a natural opiate), which suppresses pain and so releases tension. With the right treatment you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
Deep tissue massage can help to ease chronic conditions such as:
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff injury
- Tennis elbow
- Quads and Hamstring strain
- Chronic overuse muscle injuries
- Sciatic nerve pain.
This type of massage helps clients deal with and/or recover from the following specific conditions:
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Multiple sclerosis (ease muscle stiffness and pain