Many people have heard of the painful treatment called deep tissue massage, but should it really be painful? Does “no pain, no gain” idea also apply to this massage technique?
What is Deep Tissue Massage
So, what is a deep tissue massage? It’s the manipulation of the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues in the body. The massage therapist uses warm oils and direct pressure to relax the top layer of muscle in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue.
What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Many people get a deep tissue massage to help relieve chronic aches and pain. Some feel the benefits of a deep tissue massage in minimizing lower back pain, releasing tension in a stiff neck, sore shoulders, upper back, or loosening tight muscles in their arms and legs. We shall discuss this benefits in details.
Deep tissue massage offers stress relief
A recent study from the 2003 Journal of National Medical Association suggested that an estimated 60 to 80 percent of doctor’s office visits are stress-related. And this may be alleviated by just visiting a massage place. When a client feels stressed out due to demands at work, home or both, deep tissue massage can help ease this stress in a healthy manner. This is important, as unresolved stress can do major damage to mental and physical health.
Deep tissue massage eases pain
Deep tissue massage may be able to lessen pain. For example, research published in an April 2014 issue of Manual Therapy found that deep tissue massage to posterior calf muscles, along with self-stretching exercises, helped reduce participants’ pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Deep tissue massage can be used for other conditions as well, such as fibromyalgia, tennis elbow or low-back pain, potentially providing some much-needed relief.
Deep tissue massage makes movement easier
Scar tissue forms when an area of the body is injured and heals. Although the most common scars are those that result from a visible cut, sometimes they occur deeper in the body, such as when you damage muscles, ligaments or tendons. It is this type of scarring that deep tissue massage can help resolve, making it easier to move and promoting a greater range of motion.
Deep tissue massage can lower heart rate and blood pressure
A study published in 2008 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine involved 263 participants who reported muscle spasm or strain. Each individual’s blood pressure and heart rate was assessed prior to a 45 to 60-minute deep tissue massage, as well as after. The result was lower systolic and diastolic pressure, as well as heart rates around 10 beats less per minute.
Try your first in Denver Deep Tissue Massage
Denver deep tissue massage is an effective treatment for a number of muscular issues; it is also a very helpful treatment for stress and pain management. They have trained personnel that would communicate well, they would ask you during the massage to make sure that the treatment is going well, so don’t be shy to ask questions. They would love to hear your thoughts during the session, so we could improve our Denver Deep Tissue Massage Treatment.