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.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT?
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 also help you unwind mentally.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?
Deep tissue massage can be a very effective treatment for sports injuries such as a sprain or tear in a ligament as well as strains of the muscles and tendons. Other conditions that can benefit from deep tissue massage include fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, high blood pressure, sciatica, tennis elbow and chronic lower back pain. However, If you have a low pain threshold or if you are looking for relief from tense muscles, Swedish massage is gentler and may be a better option. If you have an underlying medical condition speak to your doctor before trying Deep tissue massage.