DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep-Tissue Massage concentrates on deeper seated, and often more long-term, chronic problems of the soft tissue, such as static and postural muscles. The treatment is generally deeper (stronger), and can at times create some discomfort. Patients typically describe this as "Good pain" and the results often produce longer lasting relief of pain and discomfort. Some typical conditions that may be successfully addressed include limited mobility, osteoarthritis, long-term chronic pain, fibromyalgia, postural problems and muscular adhesions. In August 2005, Consumer Reports magazine reported that 34, 000 people had ranked Deep-Tissue Massage as more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medication, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, or over-the-counter drugs. Deep-Tissue Massage also received the top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. 
 
It shouldn't hurt, but it's likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage. You should always feel free to speak up if the pressure is too much for you. 
 
It's important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you might be sore the next day. 
 
It's possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. This just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. It should pass within a day or so. 
 
How Fast Will I Get Results With A Deep Tissue Massage? 
 
It's important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. This just won't happen. 
 
In fact, undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.
 
Finally, while deep tissue is certainly valuable, you should be aware that gentle styles of massage like craniosacral therapy can also produce profound release and realignment in the body. At Continuity Therapy we recommend a combination of Deep-Tissue and Relaxation Massage in one session.
 
 

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