DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE ON OAHU
The benefits of deep tissue massage therapy are similar to Swedish massage. However, the deep pressure being applies is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Deep tissue massage is done using deep finger pressure and firm, slow stokes.
Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic effects, such as:
- Treatment of major muscle groups like the neck or lower back
- Relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendon
- Treats Back Pain
- Helps Arthritis Pain or Symptoms
- Muscle Rehab
- Breaks Down Scar Tissue
- Relieves Stress
- Increase Joint Mobility
- Reduces Chronic Pain
- Helps movement
- Improve heart and lung function
- Lowers blood pressure
Therapists use a wide variety of techniques that include fingertips, knuckles, elbows, and forearms during the massage. Techniques are used to break apart scar tissue and break down muscle “knots”, also known as adhesions that can cause pain and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage helps to target the harder to reach muscles making this massage very powerful, but highly effective. It helps to improve posture and a better range of motion for joints and muscles. Deep tissue massage also focuses on damaged tissue and knots with its precise techniques to utilize the appropriate pressure to promote healing and relief of scar tissue from pain, tension, and chronic conditions or injuries.
Deep tissue massage is used for therapy and rehabilitation, not relaxation. It is used for treatment of chronic aches and areas, such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, muscle tightness and sore shoulders.
Clients might feel some discomfort during a deep tissue massage and as well as after, but that should go away in a day. It is important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush out waste products from the tissues.
Deep tissue was ranked to be one of the most effective massages in relieving osteoarthritis pain and has received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain.