Archive for September 27th, 2010

The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Monday, September 27th, 2010

A massage is a wonderfully relaxing, enjoyable experience that is well known for reducing stress and tension. A deep tissue, therapeutic massage provides these benefits and much more. Going further than the classic Swedish massage that works on the surface layers under the skin, deep tissue massage therapy to penetrates deeply into the muscles and ligaments to promote natural healing.

Deep tissue massage therapy relieves muscle pain and improves flexibility. Using slow movements and deep pressure, circulation is increased, enhancing oxygen and nutrient rich blood flow to nourish the tissues and help to flush away toxins that contribute to inflammation and pain. This deep tissue body work releases the tension in muscles and tendons that restricts motion, increasing the elasticity and ability to stretch and rebound. With the increased blood flow and elimination of toxins, pain is reduced and healing from injury or disease is facilitated.

Trained, licensed massage therapists have a thorough knowledge of physiology to target affected areas such as a stiff neck, aching back, or long term pain experienced in the shoulders, legs, arms, or hands. Massage therapy can effectively promote healing for medical conditions including sports related injuries, fibromyalgia, muscle spasm, osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. It is often used in conjunction with chiropractic treatments to help moderate trigger points or provide relaxation prior to chiropractic treatment.

A deep tissue massage is corrective and therapeutic to facilitate healing from specific injuries or conditions or to simply enhance the body’s general health and a feeling of well-being. It supports in significantly reducing the stress and anxiety that can lead to muscle pain and serious health conditions.

Whatever the reason you get a massage, it is a great therapeutic modality to relieve stress, tension, anxiety, headaches, neck pain, back pain and several other physical or mental problems. If you haven’t experienced a massage yet then its time you had one. Many people include massage in their health regimen because it not only has positive effects on the body but on the mind and spirit as well. As your friends for recommendations of a therapist near you!