Deep tissue massage stops pain in the musculoskeletal system. It can help improve flexibility, ease tension, and speed up recovery time after an injury. This massage type is a favorite for athletes and others who lead busy, active lifestyles. Whether you play sports or work your fingers to the bone at work, you know how stressful it can be to the body. Deep tissue massage alleviates that stress that builds up in the body, giving you back the freedom to live life to the fullest.

If you want to prevent injuries or ensure that current problems do not keep you down and out longer than necessary, learn more about deep tissue massage and its awesome benefits and schedule an appointment to learn firsthand what you’re missing.

What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

A deep tissue massage is designed to alleviate musculoskeletal pain and sports or everyday injury pain. A therapist uses generalized pressure with deep, slow strokes targeting specific muscle groups and connective tissue. This immediately relieves pain and tension in the muscles and tissue. Deep tissue massage promotes blood flow and proper circulation which may also help reduce inflammation.

Unlike other types of massages, deep tissue massage provides both physical and psychological benefits. It treats muscle pain and stiffness and can help ward off mental tension and strain. Many people schedule deep tissue massage a few times per week and love every second of their therapy session.

Deep tissue massage can alleviate pain associated with conditions like:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • High blood pressure

Deep tissue massage can certainly alleviate aches and pains associated with the conditions above and so many others. If your pain involves soft tissue, you’ll benefit greatly from deep tissue massage.

Reasons to Get a Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage can change your life; the way that you move, your energy levels, and even the activities you enjoy. No matter your age, occupation, or muscle group causing pain, a deep tissue massage works out all of the kinks so you feel your very best. If you are not visiting us for regular deep tissue massage, your body and mind both suffer. Why endure that hardship another day?

Seven of the biggest reasons to schedule a deep tissue massage:

1) Become Less Dependant on Pain Relievers

Whether it’s over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor, pain medications can negatively impact your overall health and well-being. Some pain medications lead to addiction and carry harsh side effects that no one wants to endure. Those concerns could very well be those of the past after deep tissue massage.

Deep tissue massage can help reduce the need for pain relievers of any sort. If you want to reduce dependency, perhaps a massage is the answer. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Complementary Medicine found that 76% of study participants used fewer pain relievers after deep tissue massage.

2) Cost-Effective Treatment

Medical treatment is expensive, even for those carrying good insurance. Just a couple of visits to the doctor and a couple of pain relievers can result in a bill totaling hundreds of dollars. If spending endless amounts of money on treatment that may not offer the effective results you want, why not go for deep tissue massage instead?

Deep tissue massage costs a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. The results improve your musculoskeletal system rather than cover up the root causes of the pain. Plus, you don’t spend as much money on pain relievers!

It is truly a win-win situation. Less money for care that provides phenomenal treatment? You found a winner!

3) Physically Effective Treatment

Although deep tissue massage and other types of massage were considered a luxury at one time, that is no longer the case. Many doctors and experts agree that deep tissue massage is an integral part of a treatment regimen that improves the well-being of almost anyone. Many studies lead to the same conclusion.

A 2014 study published in Annals of Family Medicine found that 60-minute deep tissue massage sessions twice weekly for four weeks relieved chronic neck pain better than no massage at all. That’s only one of the many forms of pain relief provided by deep tissue massage.

4) Reduce Stress

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety. We find ways to minimize stress, otherwise, it can negatively impact our health by causing heart problems, headaches, and other concerns. There are many stress-relievers out there, including deep tissue massage.

Studies show that deep tissue massage relieves stress and tension when used just once or twice per week. The relaxing touch raises the levels of oxycodone in the brain and the results are pretty dramatic. You’ll experience less stress, less tension, and less anxiety so you never miss out on social experiences because you are worried or anxious.

Combined with its other benefits, deep tissue massage can help you feel like a brand new person.

5) Improve Athletic Performance

Athletes are at an increased risk of muscle strain and sprain as well as the soft tissues, as well as fractures and discolorations. These problems can deplete the athlete’s performance and keep them out of the game for weeks or longer.

A deep tissue massage can help prevent the overexertion of muscles that happens before it occurs, reducing the risk of injuries such as those described above. When injuries do occur, deep tissue massage can help speed up recovery time.

6) Stop Back Pain

More than 31 million Americans experience back pain according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA.) Back pain is most common in the lower extremities and is exasperated by poor posture, improper bending, stopping, etc. Deep tissue massage can help stop back pain whether it occurs in the upper, middle, or lower extremities.

Deep tissue massage can improve chronic back pain symptoms. When combined with NSAID pain relievers, deep tissue massage can stop back pain in its place.

7) Control High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other complications. Keeping blood pressure in check is doable and deep tissue massage is one strategy that can help.

Accordion to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2008, individuals who want to lower their blood pressure can do so when they engage in deep tissue massage.

What to Expect During a Deep Tissue Massage

Once your appointment begins, the therapist will assess your current condition and needs by asking a series of questions. Be honest and upfront with the therapist. Doing so ensures targeted treatments that provide the therapeutic benefits you need and want.

Next, you’ll lie on your back or stomach, depending on the areas of pain. The massage therapist then warms up the muscles using light touches before proceeding to deeper pressure and kneading.

A deep tissue massage lasts from 60-90 minutes, depending on your preferences. It doesn’t cause any pain but instead, helps you walk out of our office pain-free and feeling your best.

With just one session, deep tissue massage can change your life. Repeated visits certainly enhance the benefits until aches, pains, muscle strains, and musculoskeletal injuries are no longer of concern. Remember, anyone can appreciate the benefits of deep tissue massage, including athletes.

Deep Tissue Massage Improves Your Life

If you are searching for a non-invasive strategy to ease tired, tense muscles, eliminate muscle aches and pain, improve injury recovery time, and improve mobility and range of motion, deep tissue massage certainly has what you are looking for. Schedule your appointment today and discover what you’ve been missing.