Targeting Deep Tissue Structure with Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles, referred to as connective tissue. Of the many types of massage deep tissue focuses on the release of muscle tension and chronic knots.
“This therapy is very beneficial for those with problematic spots that never seem to go away. I understand that after you have sustained an injury, your soft tissue and fibres tend to fuse together creating limited mobility in that area and thus affecting total performance of your body. That’s why when you perform a small task that’s a little strenuous you can aggravate the old injury. It may become inflamed and then in turn pinch nerves and create discomfort. Instead of band aiding the problem for a short term fix, Deep Muscle Therapy eliminates the problem in most cases (unless there is an emotional aspect you are still holding on to relating to the original injury).”
There may be some soreness after a deep tissue massage; however, the soreness should go away within a day or two. A good way to recover from a Deep Tissue Massage is by soaking in a warm bath with Epsom salt. One of the most important things to remember to do when getting a Deep Tissue Massage is to breathe deeply during the session and while relaxing afterwards. Oxygenating the muscles will help the massage do its work and ease the discomfort.