Massage therapy is one of the oldest and simplest forms of medical care and natural healing practice. Historically, massage was considered as an art form.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.
Some of the strokes used are the same as in a classic massage, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Various adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limit movement, and cause inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses deep static pressure or slow friction. The slow movements are often accompanied by preliminary invigorating strokes determining the quality and texture of the deeper layers of musculature.
Deep tissue massage is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders.
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