Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It is considered the most effective treatment to help restore health especially for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
As results, your body will feel more supple and rejuvenated.
What to expect
During a deep tissue massage, the therapist will use his elbows, forearms, fists, thumbs and knuckles reaching those deep areas where you feel tense at most… You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on tense areas.
After the massage or the next day, you may feel some stiffness or soreness especially on the upper back where the most tension is, but it should be okay within a day or so. Be sure to contact your massage therapist if you have concerns or if you feel pain after having a massage.
You must drink plenty of water after the massage to help your body to flush the metabolic waste from the tissues.
Will deep tissue be painful?
During the massage, you may feel some discomfort or even pain especially in the areas where you feel a lot of tension. Usually, the most painful areas are the upper back, calves, and Squats(quadriceps), but also can be other areas.
You must always tell your therapist if you feel pain during the massage because pain is not always good and should not be considered effective as the body muscles may tense up in response to pain and this will be harder for the therapist to reach and release the tension from deeper muscles. So, keep in mind that massage doesn’t always need to hurt or make your body sore to be effective. To get the most out of your massage, communicate with your massage therapist and he will try to adjust the technique and pressure for an unforgettable good experience.
Don’t choose this type of massage if
You’re pregnant, you can choose our pregnancy massage.
If you’ve had recent surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or have another medical condition, it’s wise to check with your doctor before starting massage therapy.
You’re looking for something more relaxing, then definitely we advise you to try Relaxing Massage or other services.