Deep tissue massage consists of slow, strong massage that stimulates deep into muscles. This can be especially helpful for athletes who expose their muscles to daily, intensive conditioning. Deep tissue massage will noticeably loosen muscles, elevate pain, and increase mobility – all significant benefits for an athlete. However, you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits of deep tissue massage.
In many cases, a deep tissue massage has replaced the classic Swedish massage in terms of frequency of use. Visitors to a spa in the past may have sought out a massage for relaxation. Now those same visitors are seeking a massage that also stimulates, conditions, and heals.
Those suffering from certain conditions may also find deep tissue massage to be quite therapeutic. Sufferers of chronic pain, fibromyalgia, edema, muscle cramping, and even carpal tunnel syndrome may find significant relief from deep tissue massage. The pressure exerted on different groups of muscle tissue stimulates circulation in areas of pain.
Deep tissue massage, however, is not for everyone. There can be mild to moderate discomfort during the massage as tight muscles are worked. And there can be a day or two of soreness following the deep tissue massage.
But if you are comfortable with a stronger, more focused massage that will loosen tight muscles, then a deep tissue massage may be for you. Contact Space Coast Massage and Spa to schedule your deep tissue massage.