Cal has been my massage therapist for well over a year. He is talented, professional and skillful. I have big giant knots in my shoulders from stress and an ample bosom.
Why Deep Tissue Massage?
What do you think of when you hear the term “Deep Tissue Massage?” Do you imagine a massage therapist really laying into your muscles? Do you imagine it being more painful or there being more pressure than a standard Swedish Massage? Not so! It’s called “Deep Tissue” massage, not because the LMT applies deeper pressure, but because it addresses the tissue that exists under the superficial tissues of the body. When we use (and over-use) our Muscle fibers, they have a way of creating adhesions, and that restricts mobility and can cause pain, especially in key areas such as the neck, shoulders, and lower back. Although deep tissue therapy can involve more pressure in certain areas, you might be surprised by how much release can come from gentle, conscious touch, or trigger point release. Deep Tissue massage is a good quick fix for, say, intense lower back pain or severe neck pain, but doesn’t always address root causes that might be a result of structural issues in the body as a whole, so I often use it in conjunction with other modalities, such as Myofascial release, or certain types of trigger point release and polarity therapy.
What are Some of the Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
- Treats Chronic Back Pain.
- Helps Lower High Blood Pressure.
- Reduces Stress, Anxiety and Muscle Tension.
- Breaks Up Scar Tissue.
- Improves Athletic Recovery and Performance.
- Reduces Arthritis Symptoms.