What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
A deep tissue massage specifically targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles. Deep tissue massages basically focus on the release of muscle tension and chronic knots. By massaging the stressed muscles, oxygen and nutrients can better circulate through the muscle thus helping it heal and recover faster.
The techniques used in deep tissue massage are quite similar to those used in a Swedish Massage. The exception is that more pressure is used and it uses cross muscle grain strokes. Elbows, fingers, and specialty tools may be used for optimal penetration of the muscle to ensure the best massage is performed. Extra pressure may be held for several minutes to help alleviate the problematic areas during a deep tissue massage.
Deep Tissue Massage Recovery
After receiving our deep tissue massage, it is recommended that you take a warm bath with epson salt. The bath will help you by not only relaxing you, but also the bath helps remove toxins from your body that helps you heal more rapidly. The massage therapist may recommend follow up massages for your specific needs. It is usually recommended to have a full day of minimum physical activities just after having a deep tissue massage. Keep in mind that muscles will be tender and sore so remember to hydrate, stretch and get plenty of rest.