Deep tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments. There are 5 key benefits of deep tissue massage.
Reduces Chronic Pain
Deep tissue massage is more effective and affordable for relieving chronic pain than conventional medical remedies, according to a University of Maryland Medical Center report. Deep-tissue massage helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain by increasing the flow of blood through the body. It can also help alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.
Improves Blood Pressure
Deep tissue massage helps ease stress and tension, which can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. People who had a deep tissue massage saw their systolic pressure drop by an average of 10.4 mm Hg and their diastolic pressure drop an average 5.3 mm Hg, according to a study. Deep tissue massage can help increase the body's production of serotonin, the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings.
Breaks Up Scar Tissue
Over time, deep tissue massage therapy can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. Scar tissue is often associated with ongoing pain and stiffness, so deep tissue massage can improve these symptoms. Massage therapy is often recommended for people who are recovering from surgery.
Rehabilitates Injured Muscles
Because it facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass, deep-tissue massage can help promote healing. Massage also helps relax muscles and can reduce the pain caused by injuries. Deep tissue massage is frequently used to rehabilitate sports injuries.
For people who suffer from chronic stress -- and all of its possible side-effects like tension headaches, rigid shoulders and tight muscles -- deep tissue massage can be a relief. During a session you can let it all go and give in to the healing. Deep tissue massage will renew and revitalize you and is even more beneficial after a chiropractic adjustment that clears the nervous system.
For more information call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation with on of the board certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical doctors. The massage therapists at Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center work under the direction of the doctors providing greater therapeutic benefit.