The Ancient Art Of Healing
4402 Peach Street Suite 2, Erie, PA 16509
Monday - Saturday
9:30am - 7:30pm
By Appointment Only
9:30am - 7:30pm
By Appointment Only
What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
A deep tissue massage is many pleasant things. We'll start off by explaining the different types of techniques used during your session.
The first most common technique is called "Cross-Fibre Friction". This technique is used to break down scar tissue beneath your first layer of skin.
The second common techniques is called "Trigger Point Therapy".
Trigger point therapy is performed on specific pressure points of the body to relieve the origin of where the pain has come from. What that means is sometimes you may feel pain in your lower back for example, but the origin of the pain is actually coming from tight hamstrings & calves.
Our licensed Massage therapist use special breathing techniques during your session to ease any discomfort while they release the pressure from painful areas.
The third common techniques is called "Myofascial Release".
This techniques is typically performed with the forearms. The therapist will will apply the right amount of pressure to release fascia tightness.
The fourth common technique is actually a broad class of manual therapy techniques directed at improving musculoskeletal function or joint function, & reducing pain.
Deep Tissue massage techniques are mainly used to treat mysculoskeletal issues such as strains and sport injuries.
In your deep tissue session, your therapists main focus is to apply deep strokes to target the inner layers of yours muscles and connective tissues, to release tightness & help maintain the integrity of your muscles.
As a brief recap, deep tissue massage is used to treat muscle and tendon injuries, pain & stiffness in your major muscle groups & joints.
This type of massage is especially beneficial for people who are involved in highly physical, extraneous body activities, such as running, or those have injuries or chronic pain.
What Are The Side Effects?
There typically are no negative side effects. You should start your session by telling your therapist what your goal for the session is.
For those athletes & fitness enthusiast who need constant deep pressure during the session, you may feel a small bit of soreness the next day.
If you do not what to feel any soreness & have specific areas of the body that are in pain & need work, then your therapist can perform a mix between Swedish & deep tissue.
Sometimes, especially if you've had a really thorough session, you may have lingering soreness, kind of like when you've had a great workout.
No need to fret, this type of soreness is normally just intense muscle & body relaxation.
One option is to take a hot shower. A second option would be to use a hot or cold pad. These usually help with the temporary muscle soreness.
You can ask your therapist for other alternatives.
What Are The Benefits Of Deep Tissue Massage?
1.) Improves The Circulation of Blood & Lymph Fluids
Poor Circulation can lead to limited range of motion muscle constriction, which cause a multitude of other problems.
Regular visits to a massage therapist combined with a few simple lifestyle changes to diet & posture can alleviate or reduce all these issues.
2.) Lower Blood Pressure
Massage tends to relax the body, which helps to reduce stress hormones.
Due to the rest & relaxation your body receives, the blood pressure tends to lower.
3.) Aids In Making You More Flexible
Stiffness is caused by the formation of tight knots of muscles in your body.
Deep pressure on these knots causes the knots to break down.
Your muscles loosening up & an increase of muscle mobility and flexibility.
4.) Detoxifies The Body
As you press hard on the muscle knots to break them down, the toxins trapped within are released into the blood.
Fresh, oxygenated blood rushes through to the area where the knot has just broken and creates space.
The flow of fresh blood and the intake of water will flush out the toxins released in the body.
If you feel like going to the bathroom in the middle of a massage, you’ll know it’s working.
5. Helps Relieve Arthritis, Sciatica, & Piriformis Syndrome
Deep Tissue Massage has proved to be a better remedy over even medication.
Studies have shown that even doctors suggest massage therapy, over strong medicines for such severe problems.
Call CM Massotherapy today & schedule your next deep tissue massage appointment with one of our highly trained & experienced massage therapist.
Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. It helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.