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What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

Why get a Deep Tissue Massage?

Though sometimes uncomfortable, the therapy is very beneficial to your health. Stress is acts as a tourniquet on the muscle fibers and on the nerves. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. Tension often reduces range of motion and this can lead to chronic pain and decreased physical activity. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. When the muscles are loosened, nerves that may have been pinched and compressed are able to return to a healthy state. Normal range of motion is restored. Because many toxins are released, it's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.

What is the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage?

The purpose is to "unstick" the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. Often there are adhesions present where the muscle fibers become “stuck” to the underlying structures and to themselves. The fibers become thatched as it attempts to heal microscopic tears. This therapy breaks down these adhesions and restores freedom of movement for the muscles. The thatched fibers are re-aligned so that they can move without restriction. Deep Tissue Massage is both corrective and therapeutic.

How long?1 hour/1½ hours
How much? $90/$120
Releases Muscle Tension, Restores Freedom of Movement
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