A brief guide to deep tissue massage and how it works
Among the different kinds of treatments we offer at Total Restore is deep tissue massage. This is a popular treatment with patients who are recovering from injuries or have repetitive strain injuries.
With deep tissue massage, firm pressure and slow strokes are applied to the affected part of the body. This reaches the deeper layers of your muscles and fascia. If you have chronic aches and pains, this is the best treatment for you. It breaks up scar tissue and breaks down muscle knots. Common techniques include:
- Stripping: deep, gliding pressure is applied along your muscle fibres;
- Friction: pressure is applied across the grain of your muscles to release adhesion and realign tissue fibres.
It is suitable for patients with lower and upper back pain, postural problems, muscle tensions, and osteoarthritis. Plus it is good for patients with Fibromyalgia, sciatica, limited mobility, and tennis elbow. When you are recovering from sports injuries, deep tissue massage is a must.
Besides aiding your recovery, this treatment will have a positive impact on your mental health. Another fringe benefit is improved sleep patterns.
Total Restore, 20 June 2017.