Deep tissue massages are intended to penetrate and massage the inner layers of your muscles that are suffering from more severe levels of pain and discomfort. The technique for deep tissue massages lies in the types of strokes that need to be taken in order to adequately loosen and soften the inner muscles. Deep tissue massages have proven to help reduce various forms of chronic pains and can help injured muscles and redirect pain.
Deep tissue massages, as stated previously, have the ability to reduce chronic pains that can occur in your muscles including in your neck, shoulder, and back areas. When these areas experience inflammation due to exercise or movement, you might find it hard to relax them afterwards. Deep tissue massages can divert that pain and remove it from the muscle that’s agitated, leaving you with relaxed muscles that you can easily move again. When the muscles because stiff or tight, it’s likely due to injuries, illnesses, or lack of blood flow and oxygen, which can be altered with the help of deep tissue massages.
If you’re an office worker who has a tendency to stare at the computer screen all day, or you’re working in a position that doesn’t allow you to have much movement or mobility, your neck can likely become stiff and uncomfortable over time. To reduce the stiffness in your neck and make it easier to move it freely, we recommend considering a deep tissue massage to reduce the pain as the pressure points are targeted using deep finger strokes. The finger strokes and pressure combined are done to help disperse the pain at the source of the aching muscle and massage it throughout so that it feels more flexible as a whole.
Like stiff necks, muscle tightness is the result of particular lifestyle habits or because your muscles are lacking the flexibility they need. To reduce muscle tightness, deep tissue massages are done to loosen the muscle from the inside out. With the extensive pressure put on the muscles, they’re then opened slightly more to allow for relaxation and oxygen, making them easier to move and adjust in everyday activities. If you suffer from muscle spasms of any kind, deep tissue massages may also be a good form of therapy to help lower the potential for muscle spasms, especially when lifting heavy objects, driving, or even doing simpler tasks like cooking and cleaning.
For those that have limited mobility due to previous injuries, illnesses, or chronic muscle pains, deep tissue massages can easily help make it easier to perform minor activities that may otherwise be more difficult. Those with limited mobility are usually unable to do any kind of heavy lifting and are limited in the sports and athletic activities they can and can’t participate in. Deep tissue massages and swedish massages are easy to perform when done by a licensed professional. We use the right amount of pressure and know what points to stroke, with what fingers, and what movements best stimulate blood flow and oxygen to these tense muscles.