Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage therapy utilizes slow steady strokes but uses more pressure to work deeper into the muscle and connective tissue. This causes a release of specific muscle tension while restoring flexibility and mobility. Deep Tissue work is good for those who want relief from acute and chronic tension which may have developed from overuse or injury. It’s great for athletes or anyone who loves to play hard!
Deep tissue massage therapy also has other benefits. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (*Dynasty Medical Care) found that blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60-minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of OxyContin and serotonin.
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