Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
Deep Tissue Massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It can help reduce pain, increase range of motion, relieve muscle spasms and improve circulation.
A Deep Tissue Massage Session from Caring Touch Therapeutic Massage targets the deep layers of connective tissue and muscle throughout the body. Using slow strokes to apply pressure, the massage focuses on areas of defined pain and tension.
Injuries or chronic muscle tension can cause adhesions, more commonly referred to as knots, to form in the tendons, ligaments and muscles. These adhesions are rigid, often painful and they can block proper blood circulation, impede natural movement and cause inflammation and pain.
Deep Tissue Massage can help with chronic muscular pain and tendonitis, and can also reduce inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis.
Other Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage Are:
- Improves blood pressure
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Rehabilitates injured muscles
When the muscles are deeply massaged, blood flow and circulation throughout the body are increased. The better blood flow reduces inflammation and therefore relieves pain. Deep tissue massage breaks down the adhesions to restore natural movement and reduce pain, and repeated massage sessions can break up and even eliminate the presence of scar tissue.
Our massage therapists create a comprehensive and unique therapy plan based on individual needs – which is why the initial consultation is so important to the process. No two sessions are ever quite alike because they are customized to address specific problems for each client.
Deep Tissue Massage is a treatment for:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Back Conditions
- Chronic Pain
- Limited Mobility
- Neck Problems
- Neurological Conditions
Our licensed massage therapists can tailor a massage treatment to meet your specific needs. Deep Tissue Massage can also reduce tension and stress, leading to lower blood pressure. According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center, clients may experience a drop in blood pressure of up to 5.3 mm Hg following a deep massage session.
The pressure associated with deep tissue massage improves lymphatic circulation and encourages drainage, which leads to an improved range of motion and more flexibility. Due to these benefits, this type of massage is often recommended for people who have recently undergone surgery. Consult your doctor before receiving massage therapy; a period of healing may be necessary before a massage is safe and appropriate for you.
Injured muscles can also benefit from deep tissue massages. During the session, the muscles are manipulated and relaxed, causing the release of toxins and the stretching of twisted or tight muscle mass. For this reason, deep tissue massages are especially beneficial for athletes who suffer from various sports-related injuries.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call us at (931) 456-7070.