Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure is generally more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")
Will A Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell the therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range.There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage which feels like post work out discomfort. That will subside within a day or so.
Sports massage is beneficial to anyone involved with sports activities and exercise. The pre- and post- event styles of Sports Massage helps to increase range of motion, reduce lactic acid formation, decrease muscular pain and tension, enhance athletic performance and speed the recovery from on going exercise routines.
Sports massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:
- The conditioning / training phase
- Pre competition
- Post competition
- Injury prevention
The focus of Sports Massage Therapy isn't on relaxation rather on preventing and treating injury, and enhancing athletic