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Deep Tissue Massage

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

People in the Far East, as well as ancient Greeks and Egyptians, were the first to discover the deep tissue massage benefits. Today’s Swedish deep tissue massage is closest in technique to that used by these ancient civilizations. Physicians in the mid-1900’s used deep tissue massage therapy for different medical conditions, such as whiplash. In the late 1800’s, deep tissue massage was introduced to the United States.

Deep tissue massage technique targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The deep tissue massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Tight surface muscles prevent the therapist from reaching deeper muscle areas so the muscles must be relaxed in order to perform the deep tissue massage.

Deep Tissue Massage Leg

Deep tissue massage is used for postural problems, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage 

  • Treating stiff, painful trouble spots like shoulder and neck

  • Relieves pain and stiffness in sports injuries whiplash

  • Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis

  • Decrease muscle spasms

  • Improves symptoms of fibromyalgia

  • Reduces strain injuries

  • Releases toxins from muscles

  • Improves circulation

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