Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a healing therapy designed to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal abnormalities in the general population.

Revolution Chiropractic - Dr Mark Illguth - Massage Services - Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a healing therapy designed to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal abnormalities in the general population.

Revolution Chiropractic - Dr Mark Illguth - Massage Services - Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a healing therapy designed to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal abnormalities in the general population. Injuries, stress, repetitive movements and inactivity slowly cause muscle fibers, connective tissue and fascia to become rigid and immobile. The resulting pain, stiffness and weakness can prevent you from moving freely and enjoying many of the activities you love. At Revolution Chiropractic, our incredible massage teams goal is to alleviate your discomfort and restore functionality through the application of therapeutic deep tissue massage.

What to Expect With Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage involves the manipulation of deep muscle fibers, fascia and connective tissue. The therapy is designed to break apart adhesions and repair scar tissue development to restore normal muscle functioning and relieve discomfort.

Before beginning your treatment, you and your therapist will discuss your current areas of discomfort and any health concerns you may have. This brief evaluation allows your therapist to determine the techniques best suited to your condition. You’ll then be asked to lie down and relax on a massage table, where you’ll be draped with a sheet or towel for your privacy and warmth.

To reach the deepest layers of muscle, connective tissue and scar tissue, your therapist will first use long, gentle strokes to relax the superficial layers of muscle and fascia. After relaxing the uppermost layers of tissue, your therapist will then rely on deep, firm pressure to address the deeper layers. Depending on the area of treatment, your therapist may use a variety of tools, including fingers, thumbs, palms, and elbows to achieve the correct pressure and technique.

Health Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a healing therapy that offers a wide variety of health benefits for the entire body. If you struggle with pain, limited mobility, or minor injuries, deep tissue massage can provide the following benefits:

Tension and Pain Relief
Deep tissue massage addresses impairments in your muscle fascia, scar tissue development, adhesions, tense connective tissue and muscle tension. Because the treatment works to break apart adhesions and lengthen contracted muscle fibers, deep tissue massage provides significant relief from tension, stress and physical discomfort.

Improved Range of Motion
Scar tissue, tight muscles, rigid fascia and tense connective tissue can limit your range of motion significantly. As we relax muscle fascia and release tension, knotting and adhesions, your flexibility and range of motion will improve.

Improved Cardiovascular Health
Research has shown that deep tissue massage has a very positive impact on both resting heart rate and blood pressure. It can also help improve lung function, especially in individuals who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Expedited Tissue Healing
If you’ve suffered an injury, deep tissue massage can speed up your healing time by relaxing tension and increasing blood flow to the affected tissues. It is also very effective at removing toxins and waste buildup from your tissues, which can further enhance healing.

What Conditions Can Benefit from Deep Tissue Massage?

A wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and abnormalities can benefit from deep tissue massage, including

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Frequently Asked Questions

As your therapist applies deep pressure to adhesions, scar tissue and other tender areas, you may feel mild to moderate discomfort. During your treatment, if you feel the pressure or technique is reaching your discomfort threshold, be sure to communicate with your therapist! Pain during a massage often stems from difficulty relaxing, so your therapist may need to spend additional time relaxing the superficial muscular layers before working into deeper tissues.

Most patients experience residual soreness after a deep tissue massage, although some patients report feeling incredibly relaxed. If you do become sore, symptoms typically resolve within one to two days.

You should rest after a deep tissue massage. Your muscles will likely feel fatigued or sore, but taking a warm bath can help alleviate discomfort and further relax your muscles. You should also drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins and reduce residual soreness.

Avoid intense physical activity for at least 24 hours to allow your muscles to fully recover from the treatment. You should also steer clear of caffeine and alcohol as these substances dehydrate the body and may counteract the effects of your massage.

Though deep tissue techniques may be incorporated into a sports massage, the two therapies are quite different in their aim. Deep tissue massage is designed to address a variety of musculoskeletal issues in the general population. For example, a desk worker with poor posture caused by muscle knots and stiffness can benefit greatly from deep tissue massage.

Sports massage, on the other hand, is designed primarily for athletic populations. The therapy focuses on finding and alleviating the pathology of activity-related orthopedic injuries and dysfunction. Typically, this type of therapy requires very specific knowledge of orthopedic evaluation to locate and diagnose muscular and connective tissue problems. In practice, sports massage works to speed the healing of activity-related injuries while restoring and improving athletic functionality.

Both of these types of massages are offered at Revolution Chiropractic.