Deep tissue massage is helpful for releasing tense and contracted areas such as a stiff neck, lower back tightness, and sore shoulders, allowing the spine and limbs to move more freely, and drastically reducing pain.
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the pressure is generally more intense.
Deep tissue massage can help with:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm
Deep tissue massage is highly beneficial in the treatment of trigger points, tender spots which trigger pain and discomfort.
Trigger points usually develop due to a muscular overload and are actually the result of a local area of ischemia (a restriction in blood supply to the tissues).
Deep tissue massage is highly beneficial in the treatment of trigger points and often releases the area of tension almost instantaneously.