Deep Tissue Massage
What is a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure to reach deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue surrounding muscles. This is one of the most popular therapies since it provides a deeper relaxation and release of chronic pain due to the pressure techniques. The registered massage therapist might apply pressure in the areas of tension and include the elements of “Ashiatsu”. This type of massage originates from China and dates 1500 years back. The technique has been improved by a Buddhist monk who brought this practice to Japan. The name derives from the Japanese words ashi (foot) and atsu (pressure).
Throughout the centuries, this therapy has evolved to suit individual temperament, lifestyle and psychology. Nowadays, this technique unites several ideas and styles. While some therapists focus more on the acupressure, others put the 5 elements as a base – earth, water, fire, wood, metal. Ashiatsu is made with the clean, sanitized and well trained warm feet. The massage begins from the feet, calves, thighs, buttocks and reaches the neck, shoulders, and hands including the fingers. During the therapy, you may experience some discomfort due to the applied pressure. It is very important to inform your therapist about too heavy or too light pressure.
When is the deep tissue massage recommended?
Deep tissue massage focuses on a specific issue such as scar tissue, chronic muscle pain, and overworked areas. It is especially effective in the following conditions:
- Stiff neck and sore shoulders
- Limited mobility and sedentary lifestyle
- Kyphosis and scoliosis
- Tendinitis and muscle tension
- Muscular cramps and pinched nerve
- Torticollis or wry neck
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Low back pain and Knee pain
- Recovery from injuries, and more.
Cautions and contraindications for deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is not recommended for people with blood clots, recent surgeries, fractures, unhealed or opened wounds, inflamed or infected skin, rashes, tumors, fragile bones. Pregnant women should also avoid this treatment as it involves high levels of pressure. We recommend our clients consulting a general therapist about the current health state and individual contraindications.
How can a deep tissue massage benefit you?
Deep tissue massage has a goal to relieve pain and tension in the body by reaching deeper layers of muscles. This treatment has a proven results in:
- Easing pain and stress relief
- Recovering from injuries
- Improving posture
- Increasing mobility
- Relieving from Osteoarthritis
- Decreasing muscle tension
- Lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as heart rate around 10 beats less per minute.
If you are looking for a Deep Tissue Massage Therapy in Sage Creek Winnipeg, book an appointment online.We would be happy to treat you!