Deep tissue massage video introduction by Emily Mckeon, LMT
Whether you’re an athlete with high demand on your body or recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery, deep tissue massage has great benefits. Massages have been utilized for thousands of years throughout the world to lower both physical and psychological stress. The primary goal of deep tissue massage is to reduce pain and discomfort while improving the client’s ability to heal. These massages help “lengthen and release muscles” which often feel tense.
Deep tissue massage works on the muscles deeper in the body. With this type of massage, the massage therapist will first start by working the superficial muscles and then go deeper as the outer layer of muscles relax. Depending on where the client needs this type of work, the massage therapist will use hands, fingers, elbows, or wrists to break up the adhesions. Adhesions, commonly known as knots, may develop in the muscles due to injury or chronic muscle tightness. To release these adhesion’s clients may need to get this type of massage. Massage also increases blood flow which helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. This is important because the pain clients are feeling could be coming from inflammation.
Clients who see most benefit
- individuals who experience consistent pain
- those who are involved in heavy physical activity
- clients who have sustained physical injury
- athletes or other people involved in sports
Compared to other popular massage techniques, which tend to be lighter in pressure, deep tissue massage is usually slower and firmer. It also tends to be longer than many other massages. This gives the body enough time to warm up and then relax. Deep tissue massage’s main benefits include stimulate blood flow, relieve muscle tension, lower psychological stress. Additionally, it releases “feel-good hormones” like serotonin and oxytocin. You can schedule online or contact us.