What is a Deep Tissue Massage? Deep Tissue Massage particularly works on deep layers of muscles, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints) in the body. It is akin to Swedish Massage, but in this type of massage, the therapist will focus on deep pressure and mild strokes that help in easing chronic muscle tension. This way of massage reduces knots and scar tissue along the muscle fibers of the back and body, while improving the body’s ability to heal itself.
Why should you get a Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage enables to break down toxins and loosen metabolic waste build up in the muscles, which can then be removed from the body. What are commonly called “knots” are bonds, bands of edgy, rigid tissue bwlow the skin, which can limit movement, cause pain, and bring inflammation. This style of massage puts pressure over the grain of a muscle fiber to alleviate these adhesions.
According to Shipra Sharma, co-founder, Tattva Spa, “Massage is an effective therapy to get rid of body pain and mental fatigue. It makes you feel revived and rejuvenated. The techniques of deep tissue massage are drawn from Ayurveda and the best spas ensure that only natural and herbal ingredients are used which naturally work better and provide deeper benefits.”
Health benefits of
a Deep Tissue Massage
This massage has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions.
Relieves stress and anxiety – Lugging around extra muscles tensions can cause inflammation that can lead to excess of stress hormones, which can cause mood swings. Massages can increase the production of a hormone called oxytocin and create positive emotions.
Lowers blood pressure – Deep Tissue Massage also helps reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels.
Reduces chronic back pain – Deep Tissue Massage will be able to relieve chronic back pain by loosening the muscles and improve circulation in those areas in the back.
Helps manages labor pain & delivery – This therapy can lower anxiety in expecting mothers. A Deep Tissue Massage before and after labor can increase pain threshold, and decrease leg and back pain.
Breaks Down Scar Tissue – Deep Tissue Massages can help break up newly forming scar tissue after an injury. Scar tissue can slow down recovery process and cause stiffness.
Who should avoid it:
If you suffer from the following issues and/or ailments, do not opt for a Deep Tissue Massage or talk to your doctor, before you opt for it –
1. Those diagnosed with blood clots
2. Who are suffering from osteoporosis
3. Those with ongoing chemotherapy or have undergone chemo in the pastad a surgery recently