Deep tissue massage is a massage therapy for relaxation of the deeper layer of tissues of body. It is usually used against pains and stiffness of body tissues such as back pains, shoulder pains, neck stiffness, arm tissues stiffness, arm pain and leg tissues pains. It is applied on the pain areas slowly and deeply with pressure. Some of the steps are same as normal massage therapy. It is a natural solution for pains with no side effects.
TechniquesIn case of Injuries, a chain of tension (adhesion) causes the pain and disturbs the normal flow of blood circulation. Deep tissue massage therapy works effectively in this situation. Massage therapists use massage oils and directly apply oil on the affected part. Sometimes they apply direct but slow pressure and rubs with massage oil to break the chain of tension. During massage some people feel a bit pain and discomfort especially when therapists apply pressure on tension area. Sometimes the tension or pain area gets stiff but stiffness goes in a day or two. It is recommended to apply ice on massage are after deep tissue massage.
Pros of Deep Tissue MassageDeep tissue massage therapy is a non-medical solution to numerous pains, injuries, and soreness, stress, and tissue tensions. Chronic pain, lower back pain, tennis elbow, after workout muscle tension and tissues injury in bodybuilding can generally benefit from the therapy as many sportsmen usually have deep tissue massage after sports and minor injuries.
Important factors and PrecautionsSome precautions regarding to the deep tissue massage are important to consider.
• Blood Clots:
People with blood clots should not have a deep tissue massage because it isn’t safe and can cause the tissue damage.
• Surgery, Radiotherapy:
People who recently had surgery or radiotherapy must avoid the deep tissue massage because it may damage the surgery stiches and stop the tissues healing process.
• Wounds, Tumors and Fragile Bones:
In case of wounds and tumors, this massage must not be applied because it may damage the skin, tissues and muscles instead of relief. People with fragile and weak bones should also avoid deep tissue massage therapy because therapists apply pressure and it may lead to damage of bones during massage.
• Pregnant Women:
Women during pregnancy must be careful about deep tissue therapy because therapy causes temporary stiffness, tension and pain which may affect the baby.