Deep tissue massage is one of our most popular forms of massage therapy here at therapeutic wellness now. Targeting the deepest layers of your muscle, tendon, and fascial tissue, deep tissue massage works to alleviate chronic muscle tension and create a host of positive health effects in your body. Many of our clients have expressed how relaxed they feel after the treatment, not having realized how much tension they were carrying around with them until it was taken away.
At their job, during recreational activities, and relaxing at home, everyone performs some kind of repetitive motion throughout the day. This leads to muscles becoming overexcited, giving rise to the chronic tension that causes stress, pain, and lower energy levels. Deep tissue massage therapy releases this tension, reducing your blood pressure and heart rate, and lowering stress hormone levels. What’s more, it produces a calming effect in the patient and boosts their mood through the release of oxytocin and serotonin. Deep tissue massage can also address misalignment and lingering injuries.
Due to the nature of deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you aren’t in pain. Soreness is common after the treatment, and you should drink plenty of water post-massage so that you can help your body to flush out toxins that have been released from your deep tissue during the session.
If you would like to see the benefits of deep tissue massage therapy for yourself, contact us.