Deep Tissue Massage
Like a Swedish massage, a deep tissue massage also helps your body to release tension. However, this massage goes further than a traditional massage because it uses more pressure and gets deeper into your sore muscles. The therapist uses a lot of pressure to relax tight muscles and stimulate muscles that haven’t been used in a while. You can request to have your massage therapist work on problem areas, or you can rest in silence as they use their training to find the part of your body that needs the most work.
Lowers Blood Pressure
According to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a 45- to 60-minute deep tissue massage causes people’s blood pressure to fall. High blood pressure puts pressure on your heart and blood vessels that can lead to cardiovascular issues or strokes. The condition is also linked to heart and kidney disease as well as some types of dementia. When you use deep tissue massage, you address these issues in a non-invasive and enjoyable way.
Improves Your Mood
The practice also helps to improve your heart rate and relax your body, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. However, the effects don’t end there. Deep tissue massage gives you a mood boost. It decreases stress hormones, while stimulating the production of oxytocin and serotonin.
A lot of our clients turn to deep tissue massage when they are having pain. That includes pain from working out or suffering from sports injuries, but it also includes back pain, arthritic pain, and even chronic pain.
Note, however, if you have a serious health issue, you should consult with your healthcare provider before setting up a deep tissue massage. Although this treatment is usually extremely therapeutic especially if you need muscle rehab, it can be too much for people with a history of blood clots or oestrosis, and if you have recently had radiation or surgery, you should let your massage therapist know.
Helps With Joint Mobility
Because deep tissue massage lengthens your muscles, it helps to strengthen and stretch out your joints and ligaments. In turn, this helps your joints to become more mobile. This improves the range of motion, leading to healthier joints and a reduced risk of injuries. If you’re an active person, joint mobility is essential if you want to stay active.
Ameliorates Scar Tissue
Surprisingly to many people, deep tissue massage can also help to reduce the appearance of scar tissue. Although you see a visible scar on the surface of your skin, a lot of your body’s scar tissue appears under the skin, and that tissue can impede blood flow and inhibit lymph drainage. Over time, scars fade, and those elements improve. However, deep tissue massage can help to speed up this process.