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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue.It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Deep Tissue Massage is a great way to deeply relax the muscles that are causing you a lot of aches and pains.
In order to really look after our muscles and refrain from injuries, they need to be released before we can stretch,
then we can move on to adding strength through exercises. Deeper than a Swedish massage and more specific on targeting muscles individually or muscles groups that could be causing you discomfort even referred pain.
Your therapist will use all manner of techniques including elbows, deep pressure points used along side deep breathing,
stretching and stripping muscles, to release adhesions and get better blood flow to the muscles.
Typically not a relaxing, sleepy massage, it can be catered to your needs.
If you require certain areas to be deeper then your therapist will do so, with a mix of firm strokes to assist relaxation.
You may find the next day that you feel tender and a little sore. This is normal as your therapist would have worked deeply on
muscles that are holding a lot of tension. Expect to feel this for one or two days after, you will then feel better and a lot easier
than you did before. If you have had an issue for a long time, understand that whilst you may feel better after one session,
to really benefit you will need regular sessions to ease the tense muscles.
Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. But it can still help to you unwind mentally, too.
People have also reported that deep tissue massage helps with:
TOP TIPS WHEN GOING FOR A MASSAGE
• Don’t be afraid to tell your therapist if you want them to be firmer or lighter.
• Breathe! A deep Tissue Massage can be pretty intense and if you aren’t breathing it can be more painful. Relax your muscles means your therapist can do deeper into the muscles that really need it.
Listen to your after-care advice. Although you hear “drink water” after EVERY treatment you have ever had, please do this! When you are massaged toxins are released into the system. This means your liver has to work on detoxing you, which it does superbly by the way. By drinking water, it keeps you hydrated through this period and also flushes out more of the toxins.
• Avoid alcohol. As much as you may not want to hear it, your body recognises it as a toxin, which means your liver has to work even more. This means you may feel groggy and suffer headaches if you do have your favourite tipple.
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