What is a deep tissue massage?
A deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. 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.
Specific problems a deep tissue massage can resolve or manage
- Lower back pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, legs, quadriceps
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Tennis elbow
- Upper back or neck pain
Deep tissue massage will work out the knots from stressed, overworked muscles and connective tissue (fascia) to alleviate immediate pain, as well as chronic joint and muscle pain. It also promotes faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. This is why deep tissue massages are very good for people recovering from accidents such as car accidents involving whiplash.
Relaxed, less stressed muscles will give you an increased range of motion during your workouts. Your body will be far more efficient at building muscle, burning calories and recovery.
Relaxed state of mind
Research has shown that massage helps lower levels of stress hormones while at the same time boosting those “feel good” neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and endorphins.
Not only will regular massage help you feel good, you’ll also sleep better due to less pain and a boost in serotonin.
Improve overall health
In addition to benefiting muscle and tissue health, deep tissue massage positively affects your overall health by decreasing blood pressure and improving lung function.
If you are struggling with pain or any of the other problems listed above, call us today to speak with one of our expert team members on 0808 196 3688 or book an initial treatment online at a time to suit you.