Deep tissue massage uses deeper pressure and slower strokes compared to other therapeutic massage techniques such as Swedish massage in order to reach the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the connective tissue that encloses muscles and other internal organs). This deeper penetration is beneficial for chronic muscle tension, injury rehabilitation, and treating contracted areas of muscle causing pain such as in the neck, back, shoulders and legs.
Deep tissue massage therapists break down the knots and adhesions in your muscles that can limit movement or blood circulation. They do this by first relaxing the muscle with a lighter pressure massage to warm up. When this is done, the deep muscle tissue below can be addressed. A variety of techniques are employed to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers.
At Melbourne Chiro Clinic, our qualified massage therapists are trained in the technique of deep tissue massage, applying direct, deep pressure to help alleviate pain, tension and injury. While we’re based in North Melbourne, we proudly offer our services to patients in Fitzroy, Brunswick and right across the inner city.
No, it shouldn’t. The purpose of a deep tissue massage is to relax the muscles to release tension and remove knots. While it’s true that this can cause some discomfort, no real pain should be experienced. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, however, so if your massage therapist is causing you any pain, speak up immediately so they can adjust their technique. Staying quiet about the pain will cause your muscles to naturally tighten, making it more difficult to reach the deep tissue and relieve pain. This may mean a gentler massage style is required to relax the tissue and muscles further before any form of deep massage is approached.
Deep tissue massage therapy has been used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, including:
This style of massage therapy is not just for those with physical injuries such as those listed above. While it can certainly work to assist healing and remove pain, it also has other purposes. It serves as an effective relaxation technique to relieve stress as well as its common side effects such as tension headaches and rigid muscles. Relieving stress is proven to have a positive effect on blood pressure and heart rate, contributing greatly to your overall health.
Located close to Fitzroy and Brunswick, our North Melbourne clinic is one of the leading locations for deep tissue massage in the inner city. To make an appointment with one of our massage therapists or to find out about our other available treatments, please contact us by calling us on (03) 9686 2566.
Remember, you can also inform your therapist of any particular areas you would like them to focus on to enhance your experience and ensure you get the most out of your session.
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