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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massages use firm pressure and slow stroked to massage deep layers of muscle and fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles.It focuses on realigning the deeper layers of connective and muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the tense areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons, and fascia. It is particularly helpful for continually tight and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
Deep tissue massage is much more than just a “hard massage.” In contrast to only relaxing muscles, the specific lengthening of fascia, muscles and tendons offers many benefits such as increased joint movement, quicker injury recovery, better posture, as well as feelings of well-being.
Deep tissue massage is often used to treat:
- Chronic Pain
- Limited Mobility
- Recovery from Injuries (e.g., whiplash, falls, and sports injury)
- Repetitive Strain Injury (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Postural Problems
- Osteoarthritis Pain
- Muscle Tension or Spasm.
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