Deep Tissue Massage

deep tissue massage of calfDeep Tissue work is good for those who want relief from acute or chronic tension which might have developed from overuse, injury or disease. Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage therapy utilizes slow steady strokes, though with more pressure to reach deeper into muscles and connective tissues in specific problematic areas. The therapist may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. This causes a release of specific muscle tension while restoring flexibility and mobility.

Deep tissue massage is usually used to focus on a specific area or condition such as chronic muscle pain and injury rehabilitation. It is also used to treat,

  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Tight upper back
  • Lower back pain
  • Leg muscle tightness
  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Ostearthritis pain
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • After a workout or bodybuilding

This style is great for athletes or anyone who engages in strenous activites. The massage techniques used get deeper into the soft tissues to relieve the tension caused by overuse and increase lymphatic and blood flow for faster recovery.

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