How is a Body Heal Therapy Deep Tissue Massage different?
Our deep tissue massage blends traditional massage techniques with structural bodywork into one session. This means that your therapist will be using deep tissue massage techniques in between periods of focused bodywork techniques on the areas contributing to the overall pattern of tension, stress and dysfunction. The difference between a bodywork session and a deep tissue massage is that the deep tissue massage will focus multiple areas of concern as well as the overall pattern of stress and tension instead of the one or two primary points of pain and dysfunction that are focused on in a bodywork session.
Though our Deep Tissue Massage differs from a Bodywork session it still centers on realigning the deeper layers of connective and muscle tissue in the body. The aim of our Deep Tissue Massage is to release the body’s chronic patterns of tension through slow strokes and deep pressure on the tense areas of need in muscles, tendons and fascia. It is particularly helpful for continually tight and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
This type of therapy has also been found to improve muscle function and range of motion, break up scar tissue and adhesions, and decrease pain. It is thought that when muscles are tensed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep tissue massage may help loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it is recommended to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
Some Key Benefits of a Deep Tissue Reset
- Increased clarity and focus
- Stress and anxiety relief
- Relief of chronic pain
- Recovery from injury and repetitive strain
- Better quality of sleep and digestion
- Improved postural problems
- Relief of muscle tension or spasm
- Increased mobility
If you have been coming to see us for a particular issue that has been resolved and you want to move into a maintenance phase of care then Deep Tissue Massages are a perfect way to make that transition. If you are new to bodywork and you want to experience what bodywork has to offer while still getting some traditional massage therapy then this is a great way to start. If you do not have specific pain and dysfunction but you do carry a lot of stress and tension that causes pain and discomfort in your body and you are looking for real relief, then a Deep Tissue Massage may be the therapy you need to truly address your needs.