Deep Tissue Massage in Swift Current

A deep tissue massage treatment is similar to a therapeutic massage. However, as the name implies the treatment focuses on aligning muscles that lie deeper. This is why deep tissue massage is very effective for clients who suffer from chronic pain in areas such as the

  • Upper back
  • Lower back
  • Leg muscles
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

Some of the strokes that are used in a deep tissue massage mimic classic massage techniques. The main difference is that the strokes themselves are slower. The pressure applied is deeper in order to reach the fascia or the connective tissue that surrounds the muscle. These are areas in which the pain is at its worst.

How does a Deep Tissue Massage Work

During a deep tissue massage, neuromuscular massage techniques are used to locate distressed muscles in the client. A combination of certain hand positions, effective manipulation of stiff muscles and strokes relieve pain as well as increase flexibility at the same time.

Bands of rigid and painful tissue are usually the cause of chronic pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Such an adhesion may also limit a person’s movements and cause inflammation as well as discomfort. A deep tissue massage treatment works by breaking down these adhesions. Not only does this relieve pain, it restores normal movement.

The Benefits

A deep tissue massage treatment focuses on specific problems such as injuries or chronic muscle pain. Some of the conditions that it addresses include

  • Limited mobility
  • Injuries due to repetitive strain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis

In general, the treatment is usually for people who injured themselves during accidents or contact sports.

Car Accidents

A car accident damages soft tissue even if all you feel during it is a jolt. While a vehicle is built to take on a crash at 5mph the same cannot be said for your body. Soft tissue injuries such as these often occur on the neck and back
Sports Injuries – People who play sports but do not stretch often are prone to muscular injuries. Muscles that are used but are not stretched on a regular basis tend to tighten up and suffer trauma from high impacts

Overuse – Repetitive strain injuries are common and are mostly related to jobs.

Lack of Rest – A body that is well rested generates enough growth hormones to keep itself healthy. A body that doesn’t get enough sleep is deprived of the hormone. This is why you sometimes feel stiff after you wake up the next day after a night out.

Other types of issues that the treatment addresses include micro scarring. These are often caused by injuries or surgical procedures. Internal scar tissue may form an adhesion. This is a band of scar tissue that may restrict movement or compromise other functions.

The treatment will start off by warming the skin before the therapist uses strong pressure to reach the deeper connective tissue. During the treatment the pressure may start off gently before it escalates into temporary discomfort. The strokes will vary according to whether the treatment is for rehabilitative or therapeutic purposes.