Active Life Chiropractic in Columbia, MO offers the rejuvenating and healing treatment of Deep Tissue Massages. Deep tissue massages help release chronic muscle tension and focus on the deep layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. This healing process is not only extremely enjoyable, but it’s great for your body as well! See for yourself. Schedule an appointment by calling Active Life Chiropractic today, or by filling out the “Schedule an Appointment” form on our site.
What is deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back pain, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movements in deep tissue massage are slower. Also, the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
How does deep tissue massage work?
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesion can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.
Will deep tissue massage hurt?
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage and/or an Epsom salt bath.
While our therapists focus primarily on Deep Tissue Therapeutic massage there are several other techniques they perform such as:
- Swedish Massage
- Chair Massage
- Thai Bodywork