Deep Tissue & Remedial Massage
Q. What Is Deep Tissue Massage?
A. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the realignment of the deeper layers of connective tissue and muscles. It is especially effective on upper back, neck and shoulders and low back problems.
Some of the strokes are as used in classic massage therapy (swedish massage) but the movement is slower and the pressure deeper.
Q. How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
A. Where there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (knots) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These knots can block circulation and cause pain, reduced movement and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist will use one of many direct deep pressure techniques to help remind the brain there is injury within the area and kick start the body’s natural healing system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?
A. In short, yes, it can cause discomfort. We all have different pain thresholds and something that could cause mild discomfort to one person may leave another wondering what all the fuss is about.
You may feel a little bruised and even a little stiff after the treatment, however, this will soon subside and you will feel much more mobile.
Q.How Often Should I Have Treatments?
A. Massage treatments can be as frequent as you like, I tend to advise clients to listen to their body, afterall you know your own body better than anyone else. However, the more frequently you have the treatments and the closer together you have them the more beneficial you will find them because you are keeping on top of problem areas rather than having to start from scratch each time.
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