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Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep Tissue Massage

Offering Deep Tissue Massage in Phoenix & Scottsdale AZ since 1988! Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

The benefits of deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Unlike Swedish massage, which has a relaxing effect and uses lighter pressure, deep tissue massage is done using deep finger pressure with strokes that are firm and slow. Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions. This type of massage is ideal for the treatment of major muscle groups like the neck or lower back. It can also be used to relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendons.

DOES DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE HURT?

At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.

It is important to communicate to the 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.

HOW DOES IT WORK? TECHNIQUES

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.

Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.

IS DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THE RIGHT OPTION FOR ME?

Deep tissue massage focuses greatly on targeting the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue in your body, so it can be a little bit more intense for some looking for a more superficial experience. The best results happen after several rounds of deep tissue massage treatment and therapy. This kind of massage is great if you’re looking for an experience where you can:

According to Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, and over-the-counter drugs.

Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice an improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.

DO YOU OFFER ANY CONSULTATIONS?

You can always call us at 602-952-8446 (Phoenix location)  if for any reason you wanted to get a better idea of what our deep tissue massage therapy can do to help you relieve pain and lower your stress. Our representatives will be on the line to assist you in any way possible.

WHAT KINDS OF CONDITIONS CAN DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE TREAT?

Deep tissue massage is used to treat a wide assortment of chronic conditions and diseases. It can help you with any one of the following:

1. BACK PAIN

Deep tissue massage dramatically increases blood flow and circulation to the most annoying parts of your back. It has been shown that deep tissue massage is more effective at reducing back pain than taking NSAIDs or over-the-counter medication alone. The goal at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa is to help you live as pain-free of a life as possible.

2. SCIATICA

Sciatica is a debilitating condition involving the sciatic nerve of the lower back. This nerve becomes compressed and causes excruciating pain. Our deep tissue massage can reverse the tightening and give the area more room to breathe. Endorphins are released into that part of the body, helping you feel better quicker.

3. HIP OR LEG PAIN

In your hip and leg, there are trigger points that can cause immense pain. That’s why you need deep tissue massage in this area. It allows our professionals to apply pressure to these areas gently and then gradually increase it. Sometimes, there are also painful adhesions which only deep tissue massage can effectively break down.

4. MUSCLE CRAMPING

Deep tissue massage helps revitalize the tensest muscles and tendons in your body. They can get very restricted because of years of scar tissue buildup. Our massage team recognizes this fact and applies languid movements to the area to relieve the pain, stiffness, and tension.

5. MUSCULAR SPASMS

Muscle spasms are involuntary contractions of the muscle which can occur literally anywhere in the body. Tonic spasms where the contractions are sustained for longer periods are usually treated with deep tissue massage, which effectively relaxes the spasm and facilitates greater blood flow and circulation.

6. NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN

Neck and shoulder pain is never a pleasant experience to have to deal with. The worst kinds of neck and shoulder pain can also cause severe headaches to take place. Contrary to what some might believe, deep tissue massage for this area isn’t painful at all. It helps to already be in a relaxed state and then allowing our massage therapists to do what’s needed to treat your pain.

7. POSTURAL DISTORTION

People who sit in the same place for long periods of time can develop much discomfort. This is called a postural distortion, and it happens when you don’t have the correct head and shoulder posture when carrying out everyday activities such as typing. Deep tissue massage corrects the abnormalities and tightness which can result from these unhealthy movements and positions.

8. ARM AND HAND PAIN

Every day, people have to use their arms and hands to perform many activities from opening containers and jars to sitting in front of the computer to work. All the wear and tear from these activities can cause tension to the hands and arms and cause the ligaments in both to tighten. You can reverse much of this process through deep tissue massage sessions at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa in Phoenix (Near Me).

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