Deep Tissue massage is a technique usually used to treat chronic pain or aches that you may be experiencing. The most common body parts associated with chronic pain are upper back, lower back and neck. The technique utilizes slow strokes and applies firm pressure to muscles and fascia, to treat the conditions mentioned above. If you find yourself on Maui and are experiencing any of these conditions, book an appointment today.
How does Deep Tissue massage work?
Deep Tissue massage can often be confused with Swedish massage, but it is not exactly the same thing, although both apply deep tissue pressure. Deep Tissue massage technique is used to break down bands of rigid, often painful, the tissue that can often do some serious harm and pain, including inflammation, limited range of motion and general pain and uneasiness.
The procedure starts out by warming up the muscles using light pressure, after which the therapist uses specific techniques to continue with the process. Stripping and Friction are the most commonly used deep tissue massage techniques used. Stripping utilizes deep pressure, which is achieved with gliding strokes alongside the whole length of the muscles. The massage spa therapist uses elbows, knuckles, thumbs, and forearms to produce the desired result. Friction is a somewhat different technique that applies pressure across the grain of the muscle, to realign tissue fibers.
Benefits of Deep Tissue massage
Deep Tissue massage has long been known for the excellent effects it has on personas suffering from one or more of the following conditions: limited mobility, lower back pain, whiplash injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, muscle tension, postural issues, tennis elbow, as well as upper and lower back pain. Some people even report that deep tissue massage worked even better than physical therapy when it comes to osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia pain.
What to expect out of a Deep Tissue massage?
At specific points of the procedure, you might feel some discomfort and even some pain, while massage spa specialist is working on you. If you happen to experience any pain during your treatment, you should always let your therapist know. They can then make the necessary corrections and even use different techniques, to get you into a more comfortable state. Although some people consider pain a part of any massage therapy, that’s not exactly the case. Your muscles may tense up, if you are experiencing any pain, hindering the further work that can be done.
After the procedure is done, you might feel some immediate discomfort, as well as stiffness and soreness. That being said, those irritations are bound to disappear in the next couple of hours. Drinking a lot of water after a massage therapy session can be quite beneficial when it comes to recovery.
It is important to remember that deep tissue massage is not for everybody, and people with blood clots or people that have undergone recent surgery or any other medical procedure are one of those people. If you are not among that select group of people, there’s nothing to worry about, and you can rest assured knowing that there’s nothing but relaxation waiting for you at your next massage appointment.