Deep Tissue Massage and why and when to have it?

Written by Glenn Comber


Today I will talk about Deep Tissue Massage and why and when to have it.

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
This type of massage is best used when you are near the end of the week as the deep tissue massage can leave you rather sore as we get "as the name suggests" DEEP. Slow deliberate pressure is applied to the affected area in a number of methods including forearms, elbows and knuckles. Stretches are also applied while doing some of these Techniques. Sometimes these are called "Active stretches".

How sore should I be after a deep tissue massage?
I'm glad you asked.. Deep Tissue Massage is performed differently on each individual depending on what they wish to achieve and on their discomfort tolerances and in what time frame they need a particular outcome.
Muscle treatment soreness generally last from 1-2 days but lessoning as the day goes on. If it is lasting more than that, further investigation is required.
My one big thing for you to note is that. It doesn't have to hurt to be of benefit. You also should almost never be bruised unless you do bruise easily. And remember it's your body, so you’re in control.

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