Updated: Nov 23, 2022
As the name suggests, deep tissue massage targets muscles deeper than a standard massage. After applying firm pressure to the body, long, slow strokes are used to reach and relax deep layers of muscles, fascia, and soft tissues. Unlike other massage techniques, deep tissue massage provides more than just relaxation.
Massage therapy has been used in various forms for thousands of years, not just in China. Ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians used massage to treat a variety of ailments. In modern times, you can have the benefits of thousands of years of practice here in Wellington. Medical deep tissue massage is a massage technique used to treat common musculoskeletal disorders associated with muscle and tendon strains and sports injuries, as well as a host of other benefits.
Below is a list of five reasons why a deep tissue massage may be beneficial for you.
Deep Tissue Medical Massage Therapy For Injuries And Chronic Pain
A skilled medical massage therapist can aid both chronic and acute pain. Deep tissue massage therapy may help with various conditions, including chronic lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and stiff necks.
Deep tissue massage may also help reduce muscle tension, which is common with chronic pain, by loosening the tight tissue clusters that cause pain.
Studies reveal that medical deep tissue massage may be more effective than medication or other medical treatments in relieving chronic pain, and it is usually less expensive as well.
Breaking Up Scar Tissue For Elevated Movement
People often complain of chronic pain and stiffness in areas where scar tissue has formed.
Regular deep tissue massages may help break up this scar tissue to improve flexibility and range of motion.
Deep tissue massages in conjunction with Acupuncture are frequently recommended to those recovering from surgery to reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
Reduce Blood Pressure And Stress Relief
Stress sometimes has a significant impact on our blood pressure. Stress-induced spikes in blood pressure can cause long-term damage to your heart, arteries, kidneys, and adrenal glands if they occur frequently. However, you can keep your stress and blood pressure in check by getting regular deep tissue massages.
Systolic, diastolic and arterial blood pressure, along with the lymphatic system, all benefit from massage. In addition, serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of wellbeing, may also be boosted by a massage.
Improved Athletic Performance
Athletes may not be aware of how much their tight muscles impede their ability to perform. Participating in team or individual sports will naturally cause tension in your muscles and may become more tense. Both professional and amateur athletes are affected by this.
Regular deep tissue massages are highly sought after by many professional athletes, and for good reason. They report feeling better, moving more freely, and having more agility after receiving a deep tissue massage. Muscles that have been loosened may recover more quickly.
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
The use of deep tissue massage is becoming increasingly popular among athletes to reduce muscle soreness and fatigue and prevent injury. Because overworked and tight muscles frequently lead to injury, keeping muscles loose is essential to injury prevention and facilitating peak performance.
Having a massage may help reduce inflammation, speed up muscle recovery, and increase lymphatic circulation. Many sports-related injuries, muscle tension and treatment and recovery protocols incorporate deep tissue massages as part of their recovery and overall fitness regime.
The services offered at Acute Acupuncture include medical and deep tissue massage therapy, acupuncture, cupping and a range of other treatments in Wellington. The specialists at Acute Acupuncture Clinic in Wellington understand the importance of enabling our patients to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
Our team guarantees respect, commitment to quality patient outcomes, professionalism, and patient and partner safety adherence. Discover the benefits of medical deep tissue massage and book your free 15-minute consultation to start your journey towards optimal health and wellbeing today.