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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

What is Massage?

The definition of massage from Wikipedia is ‘the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being’.

Deep Tissue Massage Treatment

Deep Tissue Massage treatment is used to ease chronic muscle tension as it focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It helps to increase the flexibility of the muscles and improve muscle tone by relieving muscular tension and stimulating circulation. Deep Tissue Massage speeds up the healing process and helps to improve the posture by lengthening and relaxing the muscles.

It is both a corrective and therapeutic treatment.

Deep Tissue Massage is nearly always used as a treatment, or part of a treatment, as it helps identify which particular muscles and associated areas relate to the problem. Gentle massage or stronger therapeutic massage may be used depending on the patients age, fitness and diagnosis, to relax the muscles and improve mobility. Deep Tissue Massage helps to prepare the body for an Osteopathic manipulation by relaxing the muscles and helps speed up the healing process which reduces the recovery time.

This type of therapeutic massage is very helpful for sports injuries. The purpose of using deep tissue massage for sports injuries is to reduce pain, reduce swelling, increase flexibility by relieving muscular spasm and help to prevent further injury’s.

Posted by Tara Drummond Osteopathy in Treatments.
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