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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deep layers of connective tissue and muscle throughout the body. Using slow strokes to apply pressure, the massage focuses on areas of defined pain and tension. Injuries or chronic muscle tension can cause adhesions (knots), to form in muscles.
Myofascial Release is a type of deep tissue massage that focuses on the fascia , a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue, that wraps the muscles of the body. These tissues can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and diminished blood flow.
The benefits of deep tissue massage include:
- Treats chronic back pain
- Helps lower high blood pressure
- Reduces stress, anxiety and muscle tension
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Improves athletic recovery and performance
- Can help with labor pain and delivery
- Reduces arthritis symptoms