A Deep Tissue Massage targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles. Of the many types of massage, deep tissue focuses on the release of muscle tension and chronic knots.
The strokes used in deep tissue massage are similar to those used in a Swedish massage except more pressure is used and it uses cross grain strokes (strokes that go across the gain of the muscles instead of with the grain).
A typical deep tissue massage session lasts 1 hour. Soreness can be a by-product from therapy work and the lasting effects will very. Soaking in Epson salts after receiving a deep tissue massage can help relieve soreness.
The amount of treatments we recommend is different for each person and it often depends on where the chronic tension is coming from.
Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage can help with chronic muscular pain, reduced inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis as well as:
- Improves blood pressure
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Rehabilitates injured muscles
Our licensed massage therapists can tailor a massage treatment to meet your specific needs. Call and schedule a deep tissue massage today!