Release Set-In Stress and Boost Muscle Rehabilitation with a Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a focused technique that targets muscle knots (also known as “adhesions”) and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes your massage therapist will address tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, or injuries. The goals of a deep tissue massage are different from the goal of a therapeutic massage or Swedish massage. To get the most out of your deep tissue massage, please communicate with your massage therapist about your pains before the massage and during it. You may feel some stiffness or soreness after your deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so as your body gets used to moving without the adhesions, or knots. CLICK HERE to book your deep tissue massage.
Your journey to recovery begins with your massage therapist meeting you at the door. They will then offer to brew a hot cup of tea of your choice. Feel free to take a moment to unwind in our relaxation center before beginning your deep tissue massage. To fully enjoy this part of the massage experience, you may want to arrive ten minutes before your appointment so as not to take away from your massage time. When you are ready your massage therapist will escort you to one of our soothing massage rooms. Once there your therapist will want to consult with you about your pain, your goals, and what you should expect during the deep tissue massage.
Some of the Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage Include:
- Chronic Muscle Pain Relief
- Tension Release
- Boosts Injury Rehabilitation
- Posture Problem Improvement
- Improves Range of Motion
- Aids with Sports-Related Muscle Recovery
- Eases Condition-Related Pain such as:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
Unlike Swedish massage, which is designed for relaxation, Deep Tissue Massage is a technique utilized for pain relief and muscle rehabilitation. Generally, the pressure will be firmer than that of a therapeutic massage and your massage therapist may ask you to breathe deeply while working with difficult areas of your body. Common techniques of deep tissue massage include stripping and friction. Stripping is deep gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, or thumb. Friction is pressure applied across the grain of the muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers.
If you feel any pain during your deep tissue massage be sure to tell your massage therapist. They can adjust the pressure or further prepare the tissues if the superficial muscles are tense. Please speak up if you feel any pain. Pain is not a sign that the massage is effective. In response to the pain, your body may tense up making it more difficult for the therapist to reach your deeper muscles.
Pathway to Serenity Offers More Than Deep Tissue Massage
We have licensed, and certified massage therapists dedicated to improving your total health and well-being. They are excited to work with clients of all ages from all walks of life in Reno, NV and Sparks NV. Hour-long therapeutic massage, sugar foot scrub and foot massage, prenatal massage, couples massage, sports massage, aromatherapy massage, and hot stone massage are available. The path to total body relaxation starts by booking an appointment online here.