Why Deep Tissue Massage ...
When you need more therapy than relaxation, deep tissue is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
~ Chronic pain
~ Limited mobility
~ Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
~ Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
~ Postural problems
~ Ostearthritis pain
~ Muscle tension or spasm
Will it hurt...?
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.
It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you ecperience is outside your comfort range. It takes only a second to lighten the pressure!
There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so especially if you drink 64 oz of water.
Some people say it's a pain that feels so good!