Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage uses slower strokes and more intense pressure than remedial massage focusing on treating the specific muscles that are causing your symptoms. This massage technique is used to alleviate pain and promote the correct movement functioning of a muscle.
Deep tissue massage is a systematic manipulation of the soft tissue that can focus on muscles relevant to a particular sport or activity. Commonly it is used to prepare or recover for exercise and to aid recovery from injury. Deep tissue massage is able to stretch specific localized areas of tissue in all possible directions, in a way that may not be possible in functional exercise. It also effectively increases lymphatic drainage and blood flow to a muscle, which can enhance levels of oxygen and remove toxins such as lactic acid.
- Increased muscular flexibility
- Increased joint range of motion
- Improved recovery from sports injuries
- Increased circulation for tight and fatigued muscles
- Reduces tension
- Releases endorphins
- Increased neurological excitability
- Readies the body for activity
This technique is used to treat many kinds of muscle or tendon injuries, repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain conditions, muscle tension and inflammation, stress or body tension, scar tissue and it can be used to help recovery from exercise.