Deep tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is one of the most well known and classic massages. It involves applying constant pressure using slow deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. Using the essential oils of your choice, helps to calm and motivate your mind.
Deep tissue massage targets chronic tension in muscles that lie far below the body’s surface. Deep muscle techniques involve slow strokes, direct pressure or friction movements that go across the muscle grain. It 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.
Once or twice a week is usually enough to manage pain sufficiently with deep tissue massage.
If it’s your first time that you are trying this type of massage, It’s common to feel a degree of discomfort during the massage itself. You can also expect to experience some stiffness and soreness in the day or so following your deep tissue massage. Of course, if this pain doesn’t naturally fade away then you should get in touch with your therapist to talk it through. After the session, avoid strenuous activity for a day or two, to allow your muscles time to rebuild.
*Be sure to drink plenty of water as well. A warm Epsom salt bath is a great way to care for yourself following a deep tissue massage.