A deep tissue massage is one that can treat musculoskeletal issues, such as sports injuries and sprains. The massage targets the muscles’ and connective tissues’ inner layers as deep slow strokes are used and pressure is sustained. Tension in the tissues and muscles is reduced as scar tissue is broken up.
Your body may thoroughly enjoy a deep tissue massage. However, it is important to consider certain things before deciding this is right for you. If you want to learn if a deep tissue massage is right for you, learn more here.
1. The massage is deep.
A deep tissue massage is like other massages in that different techniques are used to help reduce pain and ease muscle soreness. However, deep tissue massages differ in that the masseuse will do what they can, including applying deep pressure to reach your fascia, or deepest tissue layers. This means more pressure will be applied in order to help break away adhesions, or scar tissue, which may have formed because of wear and tear or be caused by an injury.
2. Relax for a successful massage.
In order for the deep tissue massage to provide maximum effects, it is important to do your best to relax. If you are wound tight, your experience may not be as effective as it could be. Do your best to allow yourself to relax. By doing so, the masseuse will be able to perform the work they were trained to do and help relax your muscles and heal your body. Additionally, after the massage, it is best to stretch and allow your muscles to recover the day of and the day following your massage. Rehabilitation time is important.
3. Take advantage of ice and water.
After your massage (which is usually around one hour), you may find that icing the areas where deep pressure was applied to be soothing. Plus, ice can help prevent any swelling or pain and will reduce any possible inflammation. Also, after your massage, water is important. Drinking plenty of water will help flush toxins, which is crucial following a deep tissue massage.
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