Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years.
Ancient cultures documented the use of massage, including Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians, who used massage to cure many different illnesses and ailments.
Massage is still widely accepted as both a tool for relaxation and stress relief and also to alleviate pain, treat arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression, among other conditions.
Deep tissue massage is one advanced massage technique to address certain issues.
Deep tissue massage therapy isn’t just a Swedish massage with deeper strokes or harder pressure.
Deep tissue massages use firm pressure and slow stroked to massage deep layers of muscle and fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles.
Deep tissue massages are used to break up scar tissue and break down muscle adhesions (the “knots” that we feel in our muscles are muscle adhesions, which are bands of rigid and painful muscle tissue).
These knots can inhibit our circulation and cause pain and inflammation.
When the massage begins, your massage therapist usually starts with lighter pressure to warm up your muscles and then works into deeper pressure.
The common techniques used in deep tissue massage therapy include stripping, which is deep pressure that glides along the length of your muscle fibers and friction, which applies pressure across the grain of your muscle to break up adhesions and align tissue fibers.
Deep tissue massage is a great stress reliever.
Whether you are experiencing stress at home or at work, getting a massage is a great way to unplug and relax for an extended period of time.
It can help with physical symptoms of stress, such as tight muscles and shoulders and tension headaches.
A deep tissue massage can address these issues and help your body relax.
There are a number of conditions that deep tissue massage therapy can treat.
Chronic pain in the lower back, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and stiff necks can all be treated with massage therapy.
Muscle tension that usually occurs with chronic pain can also be lessened with deep tissue massage, as it can loosen the tight tissue clusters causing pain.
The combination of massage therapy and chiropractic services at our facility is a way a lot of our patients relieve acute and chronic pain.
Contact us to schedule your first massage therapy at Yoon Family Chiropractic.