Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue MassageDeep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, with most attention being paid to the deepest layers of muscles, tendons and fascia where the most benefit is gained..

Deep Tissue Massage 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 grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. The name “deep tissue” refers to the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is also used to reduce pain, increase range of motion, relieve muscle spasms and improve circulation.

A Deep Tissue Massage Session from Stephenson Massage Therapy focuses on the deepest layers of connective tissue and muscle tissue all through the body. slow strokes are used to exert pressure and the massage is focused on specific pain locations.

Injuries or chronic muscle tension can cause adhesions, or “knots”that form in the tendons, ligaments and muscles. These adhesions are rigid, usually painful and they can block the proper flow of blood , impair normal movement and cause inflammation and pain.

Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage may assist in relieving constant muscle pain, diminish inflamation that causes arthritis and tendonitis pain

Deep tissue massage also:

  • Improves blood pressure
  • Breaks up scar tissue
  • Rehabilitates injured muscles

Deep Tissue Massage improves the flow of blood through the body. Improved blood flow helps to reduce inflamed areas which helps to relieve pain. Deep Tissue Massage assists in removing the knots and restores normal movement. Regular Deep Tissue Massage may even break down and remove scar tissue.

Our Regardless of the source of the pain, be it stress, sports injury or a long term issue, your massage therapist will focus on specific areas to make certain that your session is refreshing and leaves you pain free.

Deep Tissue Massage is a treatment for:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Back Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Headaches
  • Limited Mobility
  • Neck Problems
  • Neurological Conditions

Our licensed massage therapists can tailor a massage treatment to meet your specific needs.

Deep Tissue Massage is also used to relieve stress and tension which may significantly lower blood pressure.

According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center, when blood pressure is checked following a massage, it may read a decline of up to 5.3 mm Hg.

The amount of pressure exerted during a deep tissue massage will assist in Lymphatic drainage due to an improvement in the circulation of the lymphatic System. This further improves one’s range of motion and greater flexibility. If you are recovering from surgery, deep tissue massage is highly beneficial. Make certain to get your doctor to sign off on having Deep Tissue Massage since it may be necessary to have a longer period of recovery first

Muscles that have been stressed or injured may recover faster with deep tissue massages. Toxins are released during the appointment because they are moved and stretched and relaxed.  Deep Tissue Massage has been proven to be of particular benefit for any athlete who has sustained an injury. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call us on 613-213-3387.

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