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Deep Tissue/Sports Massage

Deep tissue sports massage is the working on the deeper layers of muscles, using much more pressure, using thumbs, elbows, forearms and tends to focus more on knots and tight muscles. It is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue.

This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.

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Symptoms:

  • Consistent pain in the muscles.

Examples:

  • Involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes).
  • Patients who have sustained physical injury.

Deep Tissue Massage/Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury. Benefits of sports massage therapy include reduction of recovery time between workouts, enhancing the flexibility of the muscles and improving the range of motion of the muscles, thereby helping in the performance and power.

Lactic acid build up caused by exercise is easily eliminated by sports massage. Circulation is enhanced, thereby increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the various parts of the body. The risk of injury during preparation and stretching is reduced. The therapist uses classic massage methods, as well as advanced soft tissue manipulation technique to stretch tight muscles and break the adhesions( knots).

A Deep Tissue Massage/Sports Massage 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, sore shoulders, or calves. It can break up and eliminate scar tissue from previous injuries. It breaks up and releases the built-up toxins by loosening the muscles. With the toxins released, blood and oxygen can circulate as they should through one’s body. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. The therapist can use forearms, elbows, or fingers to target the muscle adhesions.

 

If you think you would benefit from a deep Tissue Massage/Sports Massage  at Head to Toe , we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us and see how we could help.

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