Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage uses a fair amount of pressure and slow firm strokes to help reduce and release tension that builds deep down in the muscles of your body.

A deep tissue massage explained.

This massage is as it says a massage technique that works much deeper layers of muscle tissue.

This is usually combined with a Swedish massage, which unlike other treatments deep uses much slower and firmer strokes, concentrating on various areas across the body, breaking down the tension in the muscle and tendon fibres.

Deep tissue massage is a term that describes several different therapies and is often used medically by chiropractors and physiotherapists.

This massage features in most of the massage techniques to some degree, including:

  • Swedish massage
  • Muscular/Sports massage
  •  Lymphatic drainage

Deep tissue massage is a particularly effective massage for people who train regular and have muscular pain.

This type of massage increases flexibility, release pain and helps with the healing process from muscle soreness after training hard in the gym.

You should inform your masseur of any medical conditions or any injuries that may effect your massage.

After your massage you should stay well hydrated as this type of massage is much firmer than any other type and likely to release a large amount of toxins around the body.

Massage to ease sore muscles.

One of the best way to treat a muscle injury is to apply gentle massage to encourage blood circulation back into the affected area.

Massage can stimulate and relax the mind and body by activating the circulatory and lymph systems and the skin. This provides the body with vital nutrients by boosting circulation, which removes toxic waste and aids cellular renewal. A massage is a great way to relax, unknotting tense, sore and aching muscles. The nerve pathways are soothed, and an all-over feeling of wellbeing comes about through the release of endorphins.

Healing massage

Massage can be useful when your muscles are sore as it improves muscle tone, restores mobility, and ensures the elimination of waste products after exercise.

Oils to use on sore muscles in the body.

Some essential oils that are useful for treating the various types of muscle injury

  • Sore feet – Peppermint, rosemary and lavender
  • Shoulders or arms – Cypress, pine, lemon, chamomile and lavender
  • Sore lower back – Black pepper, rosemary and cypress
  • Strained neck – Ylang ylang, orange and chamomile
  • Sore chest – Eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint
  • Sprains and strains – Lavender and chamomile
  • Aching legs – Lemongrass and rosemary

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