Deep Tissue Massage
A lot of people think they need to go to a spa specialist to receive a true deep tissue massage, but we can guarantee you'll get the results you want with one of our Mobile massage Therapists.
Deep tissue massage is a series of techniques that utilize firm pressure, slowly and constantly applied through the hands or special tools, to engage deeper layers of muscle and facia - the tissue connecting and surrounding muscles. If you suffer from chronic pain or aches in concentrated areas such as the neck, upper back and shoulders, lower back, or tightness in the legs, this is the therapy you want.
While some techniques and strokes may feel similar to thise of a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage isn't just a "harder and stronger" version of those traditional methods.
Deep tissue massage techniques serve the purpose of breaking down scar tissue and dissolving adhesions (strands of rigid tissue causing you pain) and what we commonly refer to as "knots", that can cause pain and irritation, limit your range of motion, effect circulation and cause inflammation.
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Opening a deep tissue massage begins with lighter pressure and softer strokes to engage, warm up, and prepare the muscles for the deeper working. Once your body is nice and ready, specialized techniques are used. Common techniques include:
1. Cross-Fiber Friction
Out of line muscle fibers, tendons, and tissue can be agitated into realignment with this technique. It is often necessary to have everything properly aligned before the deep tissue massage can be most effectively performed.
2. Active Release Technique
Commonly referred to as the ART technique, this is as much a form of treatment as examination. A massage therapist will use the combination of movements that make up the ART technique to asses the composition of muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves in a problematic area. This is useful for pinpointing the root issue of pain, which can then be dealth with with the application of direct and decisively applied pressure.
3. Muscle Energy Technique (M.E.T)
MET is a specialized type of muscle stretching typically utilized in sports massages, by osteopaths, physical training and recovery therapy, and emphasized by wellness experts. MET has been deemed particularly useful in stretching muscles groups that are prone to shortening, such as postural muscles. It engages a form of isometric compression through the patient dynamic constriction by the patient paired with resistance from the specialist. This is often shown to help strengthen and reinforce muscles that may be cramping or weakened from injury.
4. Trigger Point therapy
This method is specifically intended to ease pain at the original source, through through cycles of varying and directly applied pressures. because of the acute sensations, this can often be some of the most intense kind of massage, and is often paired with guided and intentional deep breathing. Though you may feel some soreness and tenderness upopn completeion of you initial massage, the pain will decrease with every repeated treatment. This can be hugely effective in addressing agony from wounds.
5. Myofascial Release
Pain often originates in the muscles surrounding and supporting the muscle tissue, known as Myofascial tissues. Myofascial Pain Syndrome is the chronic tightness and sensitivity in these tissues, and can be treated by pinpointing the precise injured connection.