Relax with Deep-Tissue Massage
Do you feel your muscles aching all the time? Or do you feel tired even after long hours of rest. Well, that’s because your body is losing its energy reservoirs. And it might be the time for a deep tissue massage!
Deep-tissue massage is a therapeutic massage technique that focuses on releasing tension and adhesions in the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It is much more than a regular massage because unlike other massage techniques that mainly target the surface layers of muscle, deep-tissue massage aims to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue in the body. This type of massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to target specific areas of tension and pain in the body.
During a deep tissue massage, the therapist will use their hands, fingers, elbows, and forearms to apply pressure to the targeted areas. This pressure can be intense, but the therapist will work within your comfort level and adjust the pressure as necessary.
It is often recommended for people who experience chronic pain or have injuries or conditions that affect their mobility and quality of life. However, it may not be suitable for everyone, so it is important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your massage therapist before scheduling a deep tissue massage.
Benefits of Deep-Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage can be beneficial for relieving chronic muscle tension and pain, improving mobility and flexibility, reducing inflammation and scar tissue, and promoting relaxation and stress relief.
1) Increased comfort - Deep-tissue massage can help relieve chronic pain and tension, making you feel more comfortable and relaxed.
2) Relief from soreness - It can help alleviate muscle soreness and stiffness, making it an ideal treatment for athletes or individuals who engage in physical activities.
3) Loosen muscle knots - Deep-tissue massage can help release muscle knots and adhesions, making it easier to move and reducing the risk of injury.
4) Soothe muscle tightness - Most importantly, it alleviates muscle tightness and improve flexibility, making it easier to move and perform daily activities.
5) Improved motion range - Deep-tissue massage can help improve your range of motion by releasing muscle tension and increasing joint mobility.
Why Deep-Tissue Massages Cause Pains?
Deep-tissue massage can sometimes cause pain or discomfort. This is because the pressure is gradually increased in order to reach the deeper layers and break the adhesions. Muscle tissue might already be sore, and the massage stimulates it. However, when this soreness dissipates, you should start feeling better. This is a normal part of the massage process, and it is important to communicate with your massage therapist if the pressure is too intense.
How to Begin Deep-Tissue Massage?
There are several ways to begin a deep-tissue massage, including:
1) By yourself
You can use foam rollers, massage balls, or other self-massage tools to target specific areas of tension and soreness in your muscles.
2) By massage therapist
A massage therapist can provide a deep-tissue massage that targets specific areas of tension and soreness in your muscles, using a variety of massage techniques and pressure.
These techniques may include:
a) Direct pressure where the therapist uses their fingers, knuckles, or elbow to apply pressure directly on the affected area. They may also use their body weight to apply more pressure.
b) Friction technique when the therapist uses their fingers or palm to apply pressure across the grain of the muscles, which can help to break down scar tissue.
c) Most importantly, trigger point therapy identifies specific areas of tension or pain, known as trigger points, and the therapist applies pressure to those points to release the tension.
If you can’t go to the therapist due to your tight schedule, you can bring them home too! Well, we are talking about MOUNTRAX Foot Massager. It works best if you want to target specific areas of tension and soreness in your feet.
This foot massager machine includes massage rollers to provide a deep-tissue massage to your feet. The best part is that it uses heat and air compression which will keep your feet warm and keep the circulation going!