Traverse City Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a slow, firm pressure massage that involves strokes that run across the grain of the muscle targeting the deeper layers of muscle.
What specific benefits does it deliver?
- Increased blood flow, which results in increased oxygen to all tissues that then aids in removing toxins including lactic acid in the muscle. This helps the muscle heal faster.
- Reducing muscle spasms
- Reducing chronic pain
- Alleviates tension
- Lower stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Improves posture
Does deep tissue massage hurt?
No a deep tissue massage should not be painful but you may experience some moments of discomfort as pressure is applied to very tight muscles. You should regularly communicate to your massage therapist the level of pressure you are feeling 1 being very light, 10 being very painful so that the pressure of your deep tissue massage can be customized to deliver you the maximum benefits while still being a relaxing experience.
Types of Deep Tissue Massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy – focuses on separating the muscle tissue by using specific maneuvers in a particular area where scar tissue is present
- Trigger Point Massage – utilizes pressure to one problem area for as long as thirty seconds at a time
- Sports Massage
What ailments can deep tissue massage help?
Deep tissue massage therapy is a technique commonly used in medical massage for it’s effective treatment for a variety of symptoms including but not limited to:
- Body aches & pain including neck, shoulder, elbow, foot, hip, knee, leg etc.
- High blood pressure
- Carpal tunnel
- Rotator cuff discomfort
- Scar tissue
- Chronic fatigue
- Plantar fasciitis
- Slow healing injuries
- Poor posture