Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage is aimed at rehabilitating the deeper layers of the muscle, thus relieving tension and realigning its connective tissues (fascia). This type of therapy is beneficial for people with chronically tense or contracted muscle areas like stiff necks, sore shoulders, and lower back pains or tightness. The massage uses many of the same strokes and movements as traditional massage therapy but the applied pressure is deeper and the rhythm, slower to better target tense and painful areas. As well as individuals who experience chronic muscle tension and pain, deep tissue therapy is also recommended for those who are involved in strenuous physical activities (athletes, workers), as well as those who have sustained certain types of physical injuries.
Here at The Massage Moghuls, we offer mobile therapeutic massage services to help you relax and relieve yourself from chronic pains and muscle stress. We have trained specialists that can help with your tension and stress release, using advanced techniques in deep tissue and other forms of massage therapies delivered right to your home, your office, and even your hotel, giving you the service you need when you need it.
What to Expect:
Deep tissue massage addresses chronic muscle tension. Injuries or tensions in the muscles are often caused by adhesions or bands of painful and rigid tissues that block circulation. These adhesions in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons block circulation, thus causing pain, limited movement, and even inflammation. Deep tissue therapies work to break down these adhesions, relieving pain and restoring normal movement. Your massage therapist will use deep pressure and/or friction across the grain of your muscles to untangle these adhesions.
Due to the increased pressure, deep tissue massage may hurt at certain points of the session, causing slight discomfort and pain. Don’t hesitate to tell your massage therapist when the pressure is too much for you to bare. It is also not uncommon to experience pain and soreness at within day or so after a massage session. Your massage therapist may also recommend remedies to alleviate soreness in certain areas like applying ice.
Deep tissue therapists use their knuckles, fingertips, elbows, hands, and forearms to apply greater pressure on problem areas. They will also ask you to breathe deeply when working on specific tense areas. You may also be asked to drink plenty of water after the session to help the body flush out metabolic waste from the tissues.
Unlike other forms of massages that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage focuses on certain problems like:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Injuries (whiplash, sports injuries, falls)
- Repetitive strain (carpal tunnel syndrome and similar types of injuries)
- Posture problems
- Muscle tension/spasm
- Osteoarthritis pain