Deep Tissue Massage in South Woodford – What is it?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy which uses deeper pressur. This is beneficial when releasing chronic muscle tension.
Deep tissue massage is done using deep finger pressure with strokes that are firm and slow. Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions like:
- Low back pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, gluteals, IT band, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Upper back or neck pain
What deep tissue massage is used for?
This type of massage is ideal for the treatment of major muscle groups like the neck or lower back. It can also be used to relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendons. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones
What is so special about this type of massage?
The first thing to bear in mind is that deep tissue massage is used for therapy and rehabilitation, not relaxation. So you need to be prepared to feel some discomfort during a deep tissue massage and even after as this form of massage concentrates on relieving strain and tension from tissues that go deeper.
Communication with therapist
The pain could also be because the massage uses movements against the muscles rather than moving with them. But if you think you’re experiencing intense pain, immediately inform your therapist. The best way to make the most of a deep tissue massage is to be as relaxed as you can and trust your therapist to massage your pain away. That’s why it’s important to go to a certified and experienced massage therapist for a deep tissue massage. To get the most out of your massage, communicate with your massage therapist.
What are other benefits of deep tissue massage?
The benefits aren’t just muscle and pain-related, deep tissue massage treatment can:
- Lowers High Blood Pressure
- Treats Back Pain
- Helps Arthritis Pain/Symptoms
- Muscle Rehab
- Breaks Down Scar Tissue
- Relieves Stress
- Increase Joint Mobility
- Reduces Chronic Pain
Is it normal to feel a bit sore after massage?
There is usually some stiffness or tenderness after a deep tissue massage, but this shouldn’t last more than a day or two. Stretching can help to reduce this. You can also put ice on any painful areas. If we drink water, this also helps with muscle rehydration and to flush out the toxins that are released during the massage. It’s sensible to avoid strenuous activity immediately after a massage and to not eat a heavy meal before.
In our South Woodford clinic we have three specialists practicing deep tissue massage who are trained to do this and other types of Massage and manual Therapies. We are available on the phone most of the days and appointments can be made by calling 02089893338
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