Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful & stiff “problem areas” in the body. The massage therapists uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus on layers of muscle, tendons and other tissue deep below the skin. The deeper and more intense pressure is especially helpful for chronic muscle tension and muscular pain. This level of pressure will typically cause some discomfort (or “good pain” – something you’ll only understand if you’ve had a deep tissue massage) during and for a short period after the treatment. This is followed by immense relaxation and pain relief in the muscle and connective tissues.
Studies have shown that following a 1-hour deep tissue massage that blood pressure, stress hormones, and heart rate are decreased whilst a significant increase in mood and relaxation is triggered by a release of oxytocin and serotonin (our “feel good” hormones).
Some of the benefits of deep tissue massage include:
- Reduction in chronic and deep pains
- Improvement in Blood Pressure
- Rehabilitation of injured muscles
- Breaks up scar tissues
- Provides significant stress relief