Deep tissue massage is a massage technique which focuses on the deeper layer of muscle tissue. Through this pressure it aims to release the chronic patterns of tension.
The title deep tissue massage appears to be self-explanatory but there are some things that you should know about it to help you decide whether it is what you need or want. Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and their associated connective tissues. Some of this tissue can not only be buried beneath other muscle layers, it can suffer from chronic spasm and be tender to the touch. Releasing this tension through deep tissue massage can at first seem a little intrusive and can be momentarily painful at times, but the benefits are huge.
Releasing muscles from stress using deep tissue techniques allows proper oxygen flow, toxin release into the lymphatic system and potentially huge improvements in mobility and flexibility. A deep tissue session should be accompanied post-therapy by a concerted re-hydration effort. Although not a great deal of fluid will be lost through the session, the body is going to require plenty of water to be able to deal with all the toxins we release so that your body can naturally flush them out.
Deep tissue massage is recommended for athletes, relieving deep muscle tension and stress (mental or physical) and for anyone who exercises strenuously
When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body. The massage can be very firm if required. This type of massage is great for people with lots of stress or athletes.