Deep tissue massage
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.
The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
The massage therapist uses Argan oil and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
When you need to fix muscle pain, tension or chronic conditions via a therapeutic massage.
Deep tissue massage focuses on the following problems and conditions:
• Chronic pain
• Lower back pain
• Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
• Tennis elbow
• Postural problems
• Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
Deep tissue massage is actually less than 200 years old. People in the Far East, as well as ancient Greeks and Egyptians, were the first to discover the benefits of deep tissue massage. Today's Swedish massage is closest in technique to that used by these ancient civilizations. In the mid-1800s, Canadian physicians first developed the technique. In 1949, the Canadian doctor Therese Phimmer developed guidelines for the technique, which she set forth in her book, "Muscles - Your Invisible Bonds.”
From that time forward, deep tissue massage slowly started finding its place in sports medicine and physical therapy as a way to control chronic pain and treat soft tissue injuries.