If you find yourself in pain caused by muscle tension or even a pinched nerve, you may be recommended for deep tissue massage. You may wonder how a massage is going to help you, but this is not going to the local spa and having a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage which focuses on the deeper muscle layers and all the connective tissues surrounding those particular muscle groups.
This type of specialized massage works for stiffness, muscle injuries and lesions, aches and pains and can be exceptionally helpful to reduce unwelcome pain caused by numerous problems. It is a very slow and pressurized movement massage concentrating on specific areas to ensure the muscles are reached, along with the surrounding connective tissues.
With muscle tension comes what are called adhesions. These are tissues which become rigid, which can result in chronic and very unwelcome pain. Adhesions are known to cause inflammation, reduce movement, cause pain and even block circulation. With inflammation the risk of the nerves being affected or even trapped increases, which can cause even more pain and can result in you suffering tremendously until you get the help you need to eliminate the pain and relieve the tension moving forward.
Deep tissue massage works in the deep layers of muscle, thereby breaking down adhesions and relieving any pain you may be experiencing. It is not an overnight success story by any means, you may need more than one consultation, depending on the severity of your tension. You may also notice that your pain feels increased or you feel bruised after your appointment, this is completely normal and can easily be managed with over the counter pain medication. As the area relaxes, the pain will subside, this may take twenty four hours or more.
Deep tissue massage is very effective in helping restore movement. If you find yourself with a stiff neck, which is caused by the muscles in your upper back, you may find that you cannot turn your head in certain directions. This can make everyday tasks, such as driving, exceptionally difficult. With the right treatment, you can find the movement improving and the pain reducing, enabling you to go on with life completely pain free with full range of movement moving forward.
This type of therapeutic massage can help with chronic pain, back pain, reduced mobility, injury recover, repetitive strain injury, muscle tension, fibromyalgia and so much more.
It is important to note that deep tissue massage is a specialized therapy that isn’t usually offered at the local day spa. You will have to find a practice that specializes in this massage with a team of trained and experienced therapists who are able to help you overcome your pain and improve your mobility for now and in the future.
In most instances you will have a consultation, where the massage therapist will discuss your condition in detail, identifying where the problem areas are. They will learn more about your medical history and then provide you with the deep tissue massage you need to help you start your recovery process. In some instances, depending on the severity of your condition, you may need more than one appointment to get you on the road to recovery. The appointments are usually spaced apart, giving your body and muscles time to recover after each consultation and enable the deep tissue massage to start working.
You will find that deep tissue massage is a less invasive solution to helping you overcome chronic pain, muscle pain and limited mobility.