Deep Tissue Massage: What They Are And Why You Need One
Are you suffering from chronic aches and pains which just don’t seem to subside? You could be well overdue for a deep tissue massage… Most people make the mistake of leaving it until it’s too late rather than getting regular massages to ease symptoms. But what exactly is it and why do you need one?
What Is A Deep Tissue Massage?
A deep tissue massage is used mainly on strains and sports injuries. This massaging technique requires applying sustained pressure by using deep, slow strokes in order to target the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. It can treat a wide range of musculoskeletal issues and can be extremely effective.
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What To Expect From A Deep Tissue Massage Session…
At the beginning of a deep tissue massage session, your massage therapist will ask you for details on any pain problem areas you may have. Once aware of the issues you’re having, they will start massaging with light pressure to warm up the muscles and prepare them.
Once warmed up, your masseuse will begin to use specialist massage techniques to release muscle tension. They usually utilise palms, fingers, forearms, knuckles and elbows whilst massaging to target and manipulate specific areas.
You may feel slight discomfort during the massage, but it shouldn’t be painful. If you do feel pain, be sure to discuss this with your massage therapist and they can adjust their technique accordingly. There may be certain points during your massage where you’re asked to breathe deeply to work on extra tense muscles and tissues.
Post-massage, you should drink plenty of water to help flush metabolic waste from your system. You may feel slightly sore for a day or two afterwards, but rest assured that this is normal and if you have any concerns, you can contact your masseuse for advice.
Precautions To Consider…
If you have a medical condition, it’s important to gain advice from your doctor regarding deep tissue massage to understand if it’s safe for you. For example, if you suffer with blood clots or are at high risk of developing blood clots, deep tissue massage probably isn’t for you. Consulting your primary healthcare professional is the best option to avoid causing further issues down the road.
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