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The Health Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Pain in any part of the body can be a result of contracted muscle fibres and damaged myofascial tissue.  This muscular contraction or restriction reduces the blood flow to affected body part causing soreness and discomfort which keeps worsening unless the pain region is treated appropriately. The contraction is mostly a result of an impact or a wrongly held posture over a long period of time. In this case, trigger pain points may not be evident but they exist and can be discovered easily by a skilled therapist who is trained in providing treatment for cure.

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The therapist is well aware of body mechanics and encourages healthy movement by improving posture, enhancing muscle and tissue strength, create movement awareness, and provide instructions in self-treatment to the patient.  That treatment does not involve the use of aunt any machinery, creams or Oils.  Customized treatment is decided for each patient after adequate detection of fascial restrictions and the pressure is sustained according to the demands of the fascia.

At times the human body complains of chronic pains and aches. This may show up as a nagging

  • lower back ache
  • whiplash
  • shoulder and upper back ache
  • neck stiffness
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • leg muscle stiffness
  • Tightness in other parts of the body.

Do you long for someone to press the aching areas to experience some relief? The deep layers of the fascia and muscles that have constricted need to be relaxed and can be healed with the help of slow firm strokes. The kneading and healing strokes are applied with a measured pressure and this technique is termed as a deep tissue massage.The health benefits of a deep tissue massage are many:

  • This massage works wonders on injuries due to falls
  1. carpal tunnel syndrome
  2. whiplash
  3. strains and sprains
  4. awkward posture
  5. osteoarthritis
  6. muscle tension
  7. Sciatica
  8. tennis elbow
  9. golfer’s elbow
  10. Fibromyalgia
  11. Piriformis syndrome and other painful conditions
  12. Patients also experience an improvement in motion after taking a relaxing deep tissue massage.

In many cases the deep tissue massage has to be accompanied with over-counter-drugs, other rehabilitation therapies, exercises, chiropractic treatment, prescription medications etc, but it has been said to be extremely helpful in relieving pain symptoms.

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Why does a patient need to take a look at the health benefits of a deep tissue massage?

  • The stiff muscle in the body becomes rigid and knotted and to relieve the pain this scar tissue has to be broken and the adhesion or knots kneaded to become soft.
  • The knots are hard and are a hindrance to proper blood circulation. As a result the painful muscles become inflamed and the natural smooth motion is affected.

The therapist uses his knuckles, thumbs, hands, elbow and forearm to gently use deep gliding pressure to painful muscles. The tissue fibers are pressured upon and adhesion or knots are released to realign the fibers of the tissues. You need to ignore the initial soreness after the deep tissue massage treatment; you are certainly going to feel better as the hours pass, so take it now !