An Ancient Science
The main objective of deep tissue massage is to help restore a balanced upright posture, decrease the symptoms of pain, break down scar tissue and muscle adhesions, and improve one’s range of motion. Adhesions (bands of painful, rigid connective tissue) can block blood, oxygen and waste product circulation and this can cause pain, limit our range of movement, and cause further inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement of muscles and tendons. This assists the muscles to relax whilst removing waste products and increasing oxygen and blood flow into the muscle. This helps the body to remove toxins and metabolic wastes from the sore and overworked muscles, allowing recovery far more quickly by circulating oxygen rich blood into the working muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage can help with the following Conditions:
Chronic pain; Lower back pain; Limited mobility; Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury); Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome; Postural problems; Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, and upper back; Osteoarthritis pain; Sciatica; Piriformis syndrome; Tennis elbow; Fibromyalgia; Muscle tension or spasm; After a workout, light exercise, or weight-training; and a lack of sleep (i.e., your body isn’t healing properly during your deep sleep [non-REM sleep]). This prevents your brain from getting the deep restorative sleep it needs to generate enough growth hormones. And it is the growth hormones that your body needs to keep muscles healthy.