Deep tissue massage involves more intense muscle manipulation than other massage types that induce relaxation, but offers proven benefits that can help improve mobility and reduce chronic pain.
Deep tissue massage works by breaking down muscle adhesions that often build up after an accident or injury. A licensed massage therapist applies firm, controlled pressure and friction to an afflicted area. The purpose of this is to relax tight muscle tissue and reduce pain. Muscle pain can often be the result of stiff muscles, ligaments and tendons. There can be some discomfort from deep tissue massage and our massage therapists encourage you to keep them informed regarding your comfort level and pain tolerance. Some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage can be expected, though the discomfort should pass in a day.
The use of deep tissue massage is to work on specific trouble spots that may be tight and painful after an accident or injury. Those that are suffering from chronic pain, muscle spasms, and tenderness due to an injury can find therapeutic benefits from deep tissue massage. Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome can benefit from this massage type. In addition, deep tissue massage can benefit conditions such as fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis which can cause pain, inflammation and restrict movement.
Before your deep tissue massage session, one of our licensed massage therapists will discuss your specific complaints, if any recent injuries or accidents occurred and gain an overall understanding of your current condition. Our massage therapists will customize to the specific needs that you may have.