what makes deep tissue massage different?
At Spavia Foothills, we offer a variety of massage therapy treatments. You may be familiar with the many health benefits that massage therapy offers, such as stress relief, improved sleep, and better mood. While all types of massage therapy offer these benefits, there are specific types that may be more helpful to address certain needs. One popular type of massage therapy is deep tissue massage.
Deep tissue massage is different than traditional massage therapy because it specifically deals with the deeper layers of tissue and muscles underneath the skin. The massage therapist uses slow pressure to concentrate on problem areas. For example, if you have a neck injury, your therapist will focus on breaking down any adhesions (painful bands of tissue) on your neck. You may experience discomfort from this process, but you can treat any pain you feel with ice afterwards. If you experience any muscle soreness after your massage, your massage therapist can recommend options to relieve your pain. It is a good idea to hydrate yourself after a deep tissue massage.
Deep tissue massage is particularly beneficial for those with certain injuries and conditions. Patients with such health issues as carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, sciatica, and fibromyalgia have reported that deep tissue massage is an effective treatment for their pain, even more so than chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, or medication. However, deep tissue massage may not be helpful for everyone. People who are prone to blood clots, have recently had surgery, or have any open wounds should not get a deep tissue massage. Pregnant women and people with osteoporosis should ask their doctor before getting a deep tissue massage.
If you are interested in getting a deep tissue massage at Spavia Foothills, contact us today to schedule your appointment!