The Depth of Deep Tissue

Differing from the classic massage technique, which is primarily used for relaxation purposes, deep tissue massage is a more extensive focus on specific points of note.

Used more for chronic pain, limited mobility issues, and repetitive strains, this massage gets deep into the roots of the pain and eliminates it there. Though very similar to the classic massage technique in its use of many of the same strokes, deep tissue is a slower and more concentrated form with a great deal more pressure (depending on the client’s preference). Working in two different ways simultaneously, deep tissue massage first focuses on the problem.

The majority of chronic pain and spasms in muscles occurs because of “adhesions.” These adhesions are actually build ups of toxins that have formed between tissue fibers causing them to band or clump together. These toxins range from excess carbon dioxide during respiration to lactic acid build up due to exercise. They occur naturally but can become an inconvenience if not attended to. Deep tissue works by breaking down these adhesions which in turn allows the second part of the therapy to work.

deep tissue layersThe image shows layers of muscles in the back – this layering is common throughout the body and a reason to need deep tissue therapy.  As these bands of tissues are separated the body releases endorphins allowing an almost but not quite, painful, pleasure sensation to occur.

During this process your body’s circulation increases and as well as the problem areas, surrounding areas release tension and become more relaxed as well. Deep tissue has become the most used natural method to relieve osteoarthritis pain as well as Fibromyalgia and in a lot of cases has been the preferred method over medication or physical therapy. You don’t need to be a chronic pain sufferer to benefit from deep tissue massage – It is still a great way to provide your body with a thorough tension release.

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