Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage is like other types of body massages, except it is designed to reach deeper layers of muscles and fascia (connective tissue). By massaging deeper into the body, this technique treats musculoskeletal issues, chronic aches, pains, and muscle tension. It may also promote faster healing from injuries by increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and breaking up scar tissue.
Some conditions that benefit most from this type of massage are:
• Upper back and neck pain
• Low back pain
• Limited mobility
• Recovery after injuries
• Repetitive strain injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome)
• And many more
Our therapist will talk to you about what specific problem you would like to improve through the massage so that your session can focus on that issue. While receiving your massage mountain view, it is important to communicate with us if you feel any pain. When you feel pain, your muscles contract, limiting the success of the massage. Your therapist will adjust the massage technique so the massage can be successful.
For your massage, you will need to remove clothing from the area that will be treated. You will be provided a sheet for privacy if needed. Our therapist will begin massaging you with light pressure to warm up the muscles. Once your muscles are warmed up, techniques to reach the inner layers of muscle and connective tissue will be applied; these strokes are called stripping and friction. Therapists may use their fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms for effectiveness.
After your massage, it is important to drink plenty of water to flush the toxins that were released during the massage from your body. It is common to feel some soreness or stiffness after the massage, but that will only last about a day.