Amazing Health Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Written by Julieta Hernandez , Posted in Articles

Massages have been the tried, tested and immensely successful solutions to muscle problems that medicines have not been able to resolve. Massage can be the first or last resort for people suffering from any and all kinds of physical discomfort. Massages are also taken as a preventative measure or to address certain specific concerns. Deep tissue massages are performed only on affected areas and aim to release the toxins in the body. It includes slow stroking on the contracted areas in an attempt to reach one layer below the body muscles, in order to apply pressure to the connective tissue.

Deep tissue massages are useful for improving one’s physical condition, curing an ailment and preparing the body for certain cumbersome physical activities, especially in the field of professional sport. The following are some of the many benefits of a deep tissue massage:

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage at Salt Lake City, Utah

Better body posture:

Whether one’s work is sedentary or lifestyle is extremely active, every person suffers from some ache or pain in the body at one point, and they are mostly caused due to muscle knots and adhesions. Deep tissue massaging helps in unseating the deeply held patterns of the muscles in the body. It helps elongate the muscle tissue and thus align or re-align the muscle, if displaced or in tremendous pain. Deep tissue massage can help correct a bad posture like sitting hunchbacked or lying down in a fetal position or leaning while standing.

Body cleansing:

Deep tissue massage involves regular stroking with varying pressure on the affected area. This technique helps correct any problems in the easy flow of fluids in and out of the body. It helps fluids and nutrients to pass through tissue membranes and remove waste products like lactic acid. It helps muscles breathe oxygen comfortably, hence easing the regular flow of nutrients and treatment of waste products.

Better blood circulation:

Since deep tissue massage techniques involve application of intensive pressure using not just the hands, but also the therapist’s elbows, knuckles, ceramic aids and forearms, it applies the appropriate amount of pressure to regulate the deeper muscle tissues. This helps blood flow easily in the body and releases any trapped toxins. Increased blood flow promotes healing of any affected area, whether it is a physical pain or a deeper illness. Drinking water along with this kind of massage therapy adds to the benefits, as the toxins flow out easily with water through the relaxed muscles.

Scar tissue reduction:

Scar tissues are formed due to old illnesses or injuries. They affect the muscles, tendons and ligaments. This leads to inflexible tissues and further leads to people becoming more prone to injury and pain. Deep tissue massages help ease and relax the affected tissue and heal the scar tissues. What is achieved after a long time with allopathic medication is done through deep tissue massages within a short duration.

Better body movement:

Athletes and people leading a highly active lifestyle benefit the most from a deep tissue massage. It seeps into each pore of the suffering muscle and increases its achievability. The slow stroking of the affected muscle area and frequent and varying levels of pressure helps loosen the tissues, giving enhanced and easy movement. This is especially good for athletes who use and sometimes overuse their muscles.

The pressure applied during deep tissue massages might be intense, but it is only so because of its long lasting benefits. The duration varies according to the needs of the patient. Deep tissue massages act as the complete body maintenance guide for people who use, overuse and underuse their muscles.

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Julieta Hernandez

Julieta is the owner of Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City, UT. She and her staff pride themselves on providing the best massages in a truly comfortable and relaxed environment.

Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
It depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want to be touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury. On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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