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Benefits of deep tissue massage (part 1 of 3)

If you are suffering from sore muscle, pain or stress. Whether it’s from sitting at your desk all day or from lifting heavy weights at the gym. A deep tissue massage might be just what you need, as it is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. In this blog post we will cover the many benefits of these type of massages, so keep on reading.


What is deep tissue massage?


Deep tissue massage usually focusses on alleviating certain muscular and skeletal conditions, including tension headaches, tight shoulders and poor posture. Many people who suffer from chronic back pain are looking to deep tissue massage for results in an effort to find recovery and long term relief. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and tissue.


Which areas can I have a deep tissue massage?


A deep tissue massage will usually focus on your primary areas of discomfort. This is frequently the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks and legs. However, it is also used on the arms, for example in the case of tennis elbow, or the feet, such as with plantar fasciitis. The increased pressure helps to alleviate any soreness or imbalance caused by injury or tenseness. Also, if you have anxiety or are suffering with stress, it will help to release the tension you are carrying in your body as a result.


What are the benefits of deep tissues massage?


Reduces pain

Pain reduction is one of the primary reasons people turn to deep tissue massage. Whether you’re struggling with back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, living with plantar fasciitis, or have a chronic condition such as sciatica or fibromyalgia, deep tissue massage can bring pain relief. Evidence shows that massage is a powerful pain reliever.


Increased mobility

This is arguably one of the best outcomes. By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury prone.


This part 1 of a 3 part post. Stay tuned for part 3, where we cover more benefits of these type of massages!


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