Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
DEEP TISSUE IS GREAT FOR LOW-BACK PAIN
Deep tissue massages tend to focus the back and shoulders and work to reduce pain in the lower back. Some believe that this type of massage gets rid of toxins and increases blood flow.
DEEP TISSUE HELPS WITH MOVEMENT
According to studies, Deep tissue massages are effective for reducing blood pressure and treating hypertension.
DEEP TISSUE HELPS THE LUNG AND HEART
Cortisol, the “stress chemical,” has been observed to decrease after a massage. Reduced physical stress allows the heart and lungs to function better.
Deep Tissue Massage Techniques
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger point therapy addresses areas of the body that are problematic or prone to spasms. Experienced massage therapists will use trigger point therapy to help reduce pain by stopping nerves from flaring up.
Myofascial release involves massaging the Myofascial tissue (thin tissue that protects the muscles and bones). Loosening this tissue helps improve flexibility and range of movement while simultaneously reducing long term pains and aches.
CROSS-FIBER AND LONGITUDINAL FRICTION
Cross-fiber techniques involve moving against the grain on muscle tissue. Longitudinal friction techniques move with the grain. The combined effect of these two techniques helps heal muscle adhesions and increase strength and flexibility.
ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
Active release is a deep tissue massage technique that helps heal damaged muscle tissue. By focusing on existing scar tissue, damaged areas are able to heal and regain their previous range of motion and ease of movement.