What Is Deep Tissue Massage?
A type of Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, focuses on relieving chronic muscle tension, concentrating on the deepest parts of muscle tissue, tendons and the surrounding areas that protect joints, muscles and bones. Deep tissue massage is also therapeutic and can address specific problem areas, such as lower back pain. In addition to deep tissue massage, our Denver massage location also offers couples massage, medical massage, foot reflexology and hot stone massage.
What Are the Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?
The benefits of deep tissue massage include:
- Minimize overall stress
- Address chronic back pain
- Relieve chronic arthritis
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Break up scar tissue
- Lessen pain for expectant mothers and
- Improve overall athletic performance and recovery from injuries.
What Are the Side Effects of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?
The possible side effects of deep tissue massage therapy include:
- Muscle soreness
- General inflammation
- Skin irritation, including redness and burning
- Bruising and
Who Needs Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?
A wonderful option for a pregnancy massage, deep tissue massage can help with the chronic aches of pregnancy all the way up to the pain of labor and delivery. A pregnancy massage can address numerous discomforts, including stress, neck pain, backaches, headaches, swelling and leg cramps. Possible benefits for expectant mothers include improved circulation and sleep along with relief from depression. Check with your ob-gyn to make sure that you are a good candidate for a pregnancy massage.
You and your partner can enjoy the benefits of deep tissue massage in a couples massage. Deep tissue massage can also act as a medical massage, offering relief and overall health benefits for pulled muscles, arthritis and similar conditions.
What Can You Expect from Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?
During a deep tissue massage, you might feel some discomfort as our massage therapist puts pressure on your tissues. However, recipients often describe this pain as a “good hurt” that brings relief. Even so, other recipients describe the pain as uncomfortable.
A deep tissue massage should not necessarily hurt, but sometimes, the massage therapist might apply excessive pressure. Our professional Denver massage therapist adjusts the pressure levels of the massage to a client’s preferences.
Should You Be Sore after a Deep Tissue Massage?
While your muscles might feel tender after a deep tissue massage, any discomfort or pain should lessen within 72 hours. Hopefully, your body will respond well to the massage, leaving you rejuvenated.
Is Deep Tissue Massage Right for You?
While a deep tissue massage benefits most people, certain groups should avoid them. These include:
- Anyone with blood clots
- Anyone who has undergone recent medical procedures, such as radiation, chemotherapy or surgery and
- People with osteoporosis.
If you are under the care of a physician for a chronic condition or if you have any questions or concerns about health-related matters, check with your doctor before submitting to a deep tissue massage. You might consider the gentler options of foot reflexology or a hot stone massage instead.