Basics & Benefits of Deep Tissue MassageDeep tissue massage therapy is highly advantageous for individuals who put a lot of stress on their body (i.e. athletes, construction workers, etc.) Deep tissue massage applies very precise and targeted rubbing and specialized massage techniques that are intended to go deeper into tight and tense muscles of the body. The combination of strong pressure and slow massage movements can significant help to release muscular tension and even adhesions that can be held in contraction for long periods of time.
Deep tissue massage can provide a wide range of benefits for pain relief, athletic rehabilitation, and increased blood flow to specific location of the body that need healing. In most cases, deep tissue massage therapists apply a high level of compression and force on deeper layers of the muscle. This compression combined with slow and gliding movement is designed to reduce chronic patterns of tension and constant states of contraction.
In essence, a deep tissue massage is can be highly beneficial to relieve pain. And although this form of massage can sometimes be uncomfortable due to extreme muscle tension that result in knots or hard tissues, the outcome of the therapy can yield profound levels of relaxation and often times a release of serotonin in the body.
Ensuring Your Massage is Indeed "Deep Tissue"Unfortunately, there's a wide quality spectrum in what some massage therapists call "deep tissue massage." In short, some people need an incredible amount of pressure to release hard tissues. In these cases, a very strong deep tissue massage can help. Alternatively, therapies like Active Release Technique (ART) may be more beneficial. With ART, a practitioner will apply similar deep tissue pressure while combining passive movement and other specialized techniques.
To get the best experience and outcome when investing in deep tissue massage, it's recommended to choose a massage therapist wisely. Do your research, read reviews, ask a lot of questions, and get familiar with your options before investing in the massage. Some therapists will be honest and upfront about their massage techniques and what you can expect. For information, we encourage your to consult with:
N8 Touch Massage
2501 East College Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61704
The massage therapists of N8 Touch Massage in Bloomington, IL apply a high level of strength to work deeply into tense and tight muscles while respecting the level of comfort of clients. Some deep tissue massage sessions can feel very intense (i.e. for rigorous athletes), however most clients enjoy the experience and find the outcome to help optimize their mobility.