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Massage therapy is a great way to relax and rejuvenate. People go to massage therapists to achieve more relaxed muscles, to get rid of pains and aches, and to just feel more flexible over all.
Deep tissue massage therapy is a type of massage therapy which focuses on the realignment of the deeper layers of the muscles. The therapy is suitable for anyone who suffers from chronic pain and stiffness.
It is different from usual massage therapy in the way that it is much slower and the pressure applied is more concentrated and goes deeper. This leads to fixing the problem rather than simply relieving you of discomfort.
Deep tissue massage is designed for treating chronic pains. Chronic muscle tension is the result of adhesions in the muscles which causes disruption in the circulation and limits movement and leads to pain. A deep tissue massage session is designed to break these adhesions down and restore your normal movement by relieving you of the pain.
The concentrated pressure of the strokes leads to things getting a little uncomfortable during the massage. It often pains at certain points in the procedure because the muscles being treated are sore and stiff.
If the pain is too much for you to bear, you should alert your therapist so he or she can adjust the pressure to exert optimal pressure. After the treatment, it is not uncommon for the therapist to apply ice over the sore areas of your body to relieve you of any kind of discomfort and pain.
Deep tissue massage therapy can be used to treat numerous chronic muscle conditions and is usually about fixing the issue completely than just for relaxation. These include chronic pain in any part of the body, lower back pain, recovery from injuries, postural problems, stain injury recovery, muscle tension, and spasms.
There are many benefits of deep tissue massage such as:
Chronic pain in limbs, joints, back, and other regions of the body can be a cause of major distress in many of us. Thus, it is important to do something in order to reduce the pain. Deep tissue massage therapy focuses on the areas which are subject to chronic pain and treat the problem.
If you have faced any kind of blood pressure related problem, deep tissue massage will help greatly with that. It has been scientifically proven that systolic pressure drops after a typical deep tissue massage session.
Deep tissue massage stimulates the production of serotonin which is responsible for the feeling of happiness and this leads to stress relief.
Since deep tissue massage facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles, it can effectively help healing injured muscles.