Deep tissue massages are important for effective long term results. During this particular treatment, firm, intense pressure is applied to the problematic area. This can cause some discomfort in the immediate instance but it is sure to treat muscular strains head on with the future in mind. During this treatment, practitioners use slower strokes than the Classic Swedish Massage. There is focus on the tendons, ligaments and fascia (the shielding layer of tissues which surrounds the bones, joints and muscles) in addition to the muscles to relieve strain and provide relief.
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There is a common misconception that deep tissue massages work by damaging the muscles and that the more it hurts the better it will be for the patient.
During a deep tissue massage the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue are manipulated by the massage therapist. The use of pressure directly on this top layer of muscle, along with massage oils, help to the therapist to reach the deeper layers of muscle.
The main benefits of a deep tissue massage on the body include:
There is no set number of deep tissue massages which you can have in a certain time period. A regular person can gain benefit from this type of massage on a monthly basis. This will keep your body fresh and relaxed without over doing things.
If you are an athlete or involved in high levels of training deep tissue massages can aid recovery and help protect the athlete against injury. High level performers should discuss this with their trainers, coaches and therapists to find the right balance.
Because deep tissue massages use large amounts of pressure, we would recommend having only a light meal prior to the massage if needed. The last thing you want when you are trying to relax is to feel uncomfortable while trying to digest a large meal!
To gain the most benefit from your massage its best to be as relaxed as possible before starting. Now I know what you are thinking, ‘isnt the massage supposed to do the relaxing?’. Well yes, but having an already relaxed body will ensure you get the most out of the massage. To do this we recommend arriving 10 minutes before your appointment. This will enable you to clear your head and put the phone away to focus on your massage. Unclench your jaw and relax your shoulders. We hold large amounts of tension in these areas without even noticing. You will start to be more consciously relaxed and enjoy your massage all the more!
Drink plenty of water – this will help you to recover from the small tears in the muscle fibres which will occur during the massage. It will also help to get rid of any toxins which have built up in your body.
Take a shower – having a warm shower after the massage can help relax the body (and clean off any excess oils used!)
You may feel sore or stiff after the massage and even into the next couple of days depending how often you have massages. This is completely normal. Try to relax your muscles and avoid tensing up.
Deep tissue massages are one of the harder types of massage to give so we recommend a trained massage therapist if you are considering having/giving one.
However if you are looking to learn then the below video gives a great quick tutorial for beginners.