Best Salt Lake City, UT Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep Tissue Massage Benefits include:

A deep tissue massage reduces pain because it loosens up muscles that have been bunched together for quite some time. When muscles stay tight without any relief, it can lead to discomfort, spasms or injury. Massage has been proven to help with common athletic problems such as tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis, and it is particularly helpful for those who have trouble with their calf muscles. It can break up scar tissue within the muscle after injuries or surgeries, which can promote healing and decrease chances of relapse.

During a deep tissure massage, the therapist pays attention to working on and through knotted muscles and tissues, which increases blood flow and decreases stress. In fact, according to the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, blood pressure falls after just one massage. Because all forms of massage have been shown to reduce stress and boost the level of serotonin in your body, a deep tissue massage can promote a healthier lifestyle and help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Deep Tissue Massage FAQ

Deep Tissue Massage, as the name suggests, is a therapy used to release chronic muscle tension by slower, deeper, and more direct touch. Deep tissue massage locates ingrained areas of discomfort and slowly opens them using slower, more forceful strokes. This massage technique targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, so it commonly helps with muscle damage from injuries. Your body is composed of different layers: muscle, blood, bone, tendons and tissues. This type of massage attempts to target the right areas by applying the correct amount of pressure and working out any kinks.
Deep tissue massage is beneficial if you have painful areas in your body that need specific attention. As its name implies, this type of massage stimulates muscles and other deep tissue beneath the skin through slow strokes and sustained finger pressure. Therefore, it can be very helpful in relieving tension, especially if you’ve had a sprain or other injury. The slow, forceful strokes used during deep tissue massage can also break up scar tissue caused by an injury and help you heal faster. Deep tissue massage benefits also include better circulation and reduced inflammation. If you have chronic muscle tension, deep tissue massage can be therapeutic, and it can help you release emotional stress as well.
Our muscles and connective tissue hold toxins, which can be released during a deep tissue massage. This occurs, in part, because the lymphatic system, which is one of the body’s natural methods of removing waste material, is stimulated during a deep tissue massage session. The release of toxins during a massage promotes wellness and is one of the primary benefits of massage therapy. However, it is important to drink plenty of fresh water after a deep tissue massage to thoroughly flush your system. Your kidneys need to be well-hydrated to process the toxins that are released to fully experience the benefits of massage therapy.
A 30-120 minute deep tissue massage costs from $65 to $170, and the massage time includes 10 minutes of intake, Q&A and wrap-up. We also offer promotional gift certificates and other specials so that you can take advantage of the many deep tissue massage benefits. Please see our coupons page for discounts.
People who suffer from sciatica, which is pain that occurs along the sciatic nerve, often find deep tissue massage to be an effective treatment in relieving the pain. Deep tissue massage also releases endorphins, which can increase your pain threshold and help you deal with the pain — throbbing sensations, a mild soreness or even a feeling of electric shock — caused by sciatica. During a deep tissue massage session, muscular tension in the lower back and other muscles that run along the sciatic nerve is released and therefore you end up with less pressure on the sciatic nerve. The result? You can experience relief from pain and other symptoms of sciatica, such as numbness and tingling in your lower torso and the affected leg and foot.
Deep tissue massage is useful in treating cellulite because it hydrates and promotes circulation to your muscles and connective tissue, which helps to make cellulite less noticeable. It also helps to remove toxins that can contribute to the development of cellulite. However, depending on the extent of your cellulite, you may also need to focus on changing your diet and increasing your exercise regime to regain smooth skin in the areas of your body where you have cellulite. You may be missing out on some incredible benefits to your health if you’ve never heard a deep tissue massage. This type of massage offers the much-needed stimulation that improves a wide variety of health conditions. Just like any other type of massage, the deep tissue massage utilizes several techniques which help sore muscles achieve quick repair while eliminating pain. However, this kind of massage is somehow intense. More pressure is usually applied to some regions of your body with the aim of reaching the deepest fascia layers. The fascia layers refer to the deepest tissues that surround your muscles. Deep tissue massage is mostly used to relieve chronic pain as well as contracted regions such as upper and low back pain, stiff neck, sore shoulders, and leg muscle tightness.

This type of massage is quite similar to the Swedish massage. Even some of the touches used feel are similar to those used in the typical Swedish massage therapy. However, deep tissue massage is more than the typical massage with profound pressure.

Deep tissue massage is typically used to disintegrate the scar tissue and also disintegrate muscle adhesions which may disrupt circulation resulting in pain, inflammation, and minimal range of movement. Light pressure is usually applied at the start of the massage to cuddle and warm up and prepare the muscles.

The most prevalent techniques used in deep tissue massage are:

  • Friction: This method applies pressure across the grain of your muscle to release the bands of painful and rigid tissue and realign the crucial tissue fibers.
  • Stripping: Stripping involves applying deep and intense pressure along the length of your muscle fibers using thumbs, elbow, knuckles, and the forearm.

Although this type of massage can easily be incorporated in any of your routine massages, it is mostly used as a therapeutic remedy for specific muscle and health problems. Some of the most common health conditions that can be alleviated with deep tissue massage include:

  • Strain, spasms, and muscle tension
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle injuries and most commonly the sports or whiplash injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis elbow or the carpal tunnel
Overall, deep tissue massage doesn't hurt as many people think, but at some point, you may feel a little discomfort due to the intense pressure being applied to your muscles. You may also fell some slight pain as the therapist works through the scar tissue or specific areas that have been affected by the adhesions. Don't be afraid to inform your therapist in case you are feeling much pain. He/she may change the massage technique or further prepare the tissues to ease the pain.  

After a Deep Tissue Massage

It is important to drink lots of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush the built up lactic acid out of your tissues. It’s recommended you drink several glasses of water following a massage or you may feel a little sore the next day. You may still experience soreness if you’ve been stressed or particularly tight for a while regardless of how much water you drink. If you do happen to feel sore, it will likely go away within a day.

Are you looking for a professional massage in Downtown Salt Lake City? Matrix Massage & Spa is here to serve you. We have a team of experienced and caring massage therapists to serve you and make you feel good. We are a green spa with over 20 years’ experience and we offer exciting coupons for massages. Contact us today for a fulfilling massage.

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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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