A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It’s 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. During a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues.
- Provides relief from chronic back pain
A deep tissue massage is proven to be effective in providing relief from chronic back pain. This massage helps relieve muscles tension and stimulate blood flow in your body hence relaxing your body against chronic back pain.
- Helps in lowering high blood pressure
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study which stated that a deep tissue massage can be helpful in lowering high blood pressure conditions and also has a positive impact on systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings
- Breaks up scar tissue
After you suffer an injury there is a good chance that a scar tissue may develop which is likely to cause stiffness and uneasiness followed by pain. A deep tissue massage prevents the creation of such a scar tissue. It does this by reducing inflammation by promoting blood flow in the body. After an injury, inflammation can interrupt the flow of nutrients and oxygen to parts of your body causing stiffness in your body. A deep tissue massage prevents this stiffness and makes recovery rate faster.
- Reduces arthritis symptoms
Chronic joint pains and stiffness is what an arthritis patient has to deal with. A firm deep tissue massage is what the patient needs to get rid of that pain and get natural relief from this disease rather than going for medicines.
- Stress Relief.
Deep-tissue massage can increase the body’s level of serotonin, promoting happiness. This form of massage can also increase production of oxytocin, relaxing the body.
The massage will last for 60–90 minutes.