Deep tissue massage is a technique which is useful on the deep layers of muscle tissue. It brings back the balanced upright pose and reduces pain signs. It also breaks the scar muscle adhesion and your range of movement get better.
People who are suffering from chronic aches and pain must go for deep tissue massage. It also works for leg muscle tightness, upper back, sore shoulders, stiff neck, and low back pain. In this technique, some of the strokes are similar as those used in conventional massage therapy while in deep tissue massage you need to slower the movement and the pressure is applied in a deep manner. In this method, the concentration is only given to the areas of tension and pain to contact the sub-layer of the muscles and the fascia.
What type of techniques are applied?
- The patients who are suffering from chronic muscle tension or injury have adhesions (commonly known as bands of painful or rigid tissues) in ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The circulation is interrupted by adhesions which cause pain, bound the movement and also cause tenderness.
- The principle of deep tissue massage is to actually break these adhesions to lessen pain and re-establish the regular movement.
- The requirement for the deep tissue massage includes massage oil and direct deep pressure. Deeper musculature is useful to relax the muscles.
Deep tissue massage hurts
Many people feel pain or discomfort during the massage. It is essential to let your therapist aware of any pain or tenderness you experience outside your ease. After a deep tissue massage, there is a little pain is felt by some people, but that should settle within one or two days, otherwise consult with your therapist and let him know about your condition.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage Technique
If you are facing problems regarding muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, etc., then you can get multiple benefits after having the massage such as you can get relief from
- Lower back pain
- Postural problems
- Limited mobility
- Chronic pain
- Injuries get better
- Muscle spasm
- Tennis elbow
- Piriformis syndrome
The majority of the people observes the better movement instantly after the massage.
What can I anticipate during the appointment?
In deep tissue massage, the therapist may use knuckles, forearms, fingertips, elbow, and hands. Don’t expect lighter pressure in it as pressure is little stronger as compared to a usual massage.
- Deep tissue massage is not available for everyone out there. People who have issues mentioned below should keep themselves away from such massage.
- Patients of thrombophlebitis must not take the massage as there is a possibility of becoming dislodged. Do concern with your physician before getting the massage
- People with the latest chemotherapy, surgery, radiation or any other related medical process, then it is better to consult the doctor before any massage therapy.