Deep Tissue Massage
When we experience chronic muscle tension, trauma, injury, or repetitive motion muscles can become inflamed and thicken or adhesions can develop; causing pain, limiting movement, and altering the function of adjacent tissues.
Many areas of tension come from the way we hold ourselves as we live life in general; like when we hunch our shoulders while concentrating or clench our jaws when stressed. Releasing tight areas through massage also helps ease some of the emotions associated with them.
Deep Tissue Massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as a classic massage, but the pressure will be more focused and specific. Ihe aim is to access the deeper layers of the muscle tissue and fascia, also called connective tissue that surrounds and binds all structures within the body.
The aim is to “unstick” muscle fibers and allow blood and oxygen to start circulating properly, relaxing and soothing the muscles and making the entire body function better.
A high-quality Deep Tissue Massage
In a session, I will often incorporate deep tissue techniques as needed as part of your Holistic or Remedial Treatment. I will start slowly and superficially easing into the depth of the muscle. I will use my hands, fingertips, knuckles, forearms, and elbows; using slow, focused strokes and deep pressure combined with gentler techniques so you have a chance to integrate the work. I always make sure to listen to your body, feedback, and your individual needs.
After a deep tissue massage you may feel a little sore or achy the next day, but no more than you would after having a workout. Your body might be releasing toxins so being properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and after your treatment could be very helpful to support your healing process.
Conditions I treat on a daily basis amongst many others and where massage might help are:
- Chronic pain, muscle tension, and contracted areas such as stiff neck or sore shoulders
- Lower back tightness
- Joint stiffness or limited mobility
- Scar tissue and adhesions
- Tension headaches