What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Conditions like chronic muscle pain, physical injury and athletic muscle fatigue sometimes require more pressure to relieve tension caused by rooted knots – also known as adhesions – that have built up over time. Deep tissue massage therapy is a deeper penetrating version of the Swedish technique specifically designed to remove toxin build up in muscles and promote blood circulation.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that just one 1-hour session of deep tissue massage can significantly reduce blood pressure. High blood pressure, while manageable, is one of the nation’s leading silent killers; by incorporating regular massage therapy sessions into your health and fitness routine, you can significantly decrease your chances for developing heart disease, stroke and other high blood pressure related diseases.
Deep tissue massage therapy can improve your overall wellness and increase range of motion and flexibility in just one session, though regular sessions are recommended for long-term relief. Please talk with your professional massage therapist to see if deep tissue massage therapy is right for you.
*Deep tissue massage utilizes strong strokes to release pent up tension. Please inform your therapist if the pressure needs adjustment. It is not uncommon for you feel a little soreness during and / or after your massage session. Please drinks lots of water to promote toxin flush and prevent excessive soreness.