Deep tissue massage therapy is a treatment that works on the muscles and connective tissue found below the surface of the top muscles, hence the name “deep” tissue massage. Chronic pain or muscle tension is usually the result of adhesions in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These are bands of painful, rigid tissue which block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage breaks down these adhesions, relieving the patient of the chronic pain and muscle tension.
Some scenarios where patients benefit from deep tissue massage therapy treatment include stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. It is also ideal if you are someone who is experiencing ongoing pain, participates in heavy physical activity (people such as athletes and labourers) or has sustained a physical injury.
Benefits of deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage therapy treatment can help:
- Alleviate chronic pain
- Alleviate limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm