Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is an intensive treatment used to release chronic muscle tension and tension in the connective tissue through slower strokes and more direct pressure applied across the grain of the muscles.
- Reduces tension, stiffness and pain in muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, joints
- Pain management and relief
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Can be used to treat most areas of the body
- Improved recovery from illness or injury
Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended for patients who are recovering from physical injuries, are continuously involved in strenuous activity, or suffer from chronic pain. This invigorating experience is a process of detection of stiff or painful areas by determining the quality and texture of the deeper layers of musculature, and slowly working into the deep layers of muscle tissue. Specific hand positions and strokes are then used to respond to various tissue qualities.
Because Deep Tissue Massages are therapeutic as well as curative, and strong pressure is used to work the body, many patients will notice that their muscles may ache for a day or two following treatment.
Patients are often recommended to drink plenty of water following a deep tissue massage and instructed to apply heat to the treated areas if they are stiff or sore. Follow up treatments will be scheduled according to the recommendations of your Registered Massage Therapist.