A common reason to book a mobile massage is to relax and release the tension from day-to-day life. A different reason is to relieve pain. Deep tissue massages can help relieve chronic pain and rehabilitate injuries.
They target an injured area to break up scar tissue by applying firm pressure. The long, firm pressure gives the deep tissue massage an infamous reputation. The pressure can be uncomfortable, but it makes the treatment effective.
While you’ve most likely heard of the term ‘deep clean’ before, you might not know what it entails. There are several tasks that are considered to be part of a deep clean:
Your massage therapist will begin the massage by draping your body. They only need to see the area that they are massaging. The rest of your body will be covered with a sheet for privacy. Your massage therapist should disclose what they are going to do before they do it, so you can expect to be informed when the pressure is going to increase. It is common for massage therapists to give breathing instructions to aid relaxation during more intense moments. Deep tissue massages usually last 60 – 90 minutes.
There are many benefits that deep tissue massages have, such as:
- Chronic pain relief
- Faster recovery from injuries and strains
- Improved posture
- Increased mobility
- Sciatica pain relief
- Fibromyalgia pain relief
Relaxation is on the list of deep tissue massage benefits, even though it is not an explicitly desired outcome. The release of the bundles of tension in your body will benefit your mental state, as well as your injury recovery time.
Receiving a deep tissue massage can result in muscle soreness from the techniques used. The discomfort is typically temporary, and should only last 2 – 3 days. If your soreness lasts longer than that, contact a health professional. Help your body heal by drinking an adequate amount of water before and after your appointment. It will aid in recovering from the massage.
Deep tissue massages are not for everyone, especially people with certain medical conditions. Anyone with these conditions would benefit from choosing a different type of massage. Such conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Blood-related health conditions (on blood thinners, blood-related disorders, etc.)
- Taking chemotherapy
- Bone conditions
Deep tissue massages may trigger or worsen these conditions. Please consult with a health professional to make sure that a deep tissue massage will not be harmful to you.
Deep tissue massages are more intense than other massages. Since they target scar tissue, extra pressure is required to break up the tough area. For example, Swedish massages aim to relieve general muscle tension. They use lighter pressure because the tension is superficial. Unlike other massages used for general wellness, deep tissue massage has a more specific result in mind.
If you need a deep tissue massage, give Viga a call. We have the best customer service and trained therapists that will discuss your personal needs with you and help address any concerns. If you are ready to book your deep tissue massage, call us today.