You’ve heard people talk about deep tissue massage, but aren’t sure if it’s for you. It’s a specific kind of massage that works on the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. So it may just be for you if you know how much it will benefit your body and mind. Here’s how.
If you suffer from chronic pain, this is for you. Deep tissue massage increases blood flow in the body which in turn reduces inflammation. The inflammation is what is causing pain, so that helps relieve it. It also helps the muscle tension that comes with dealing with pain.
If you have blood pressure problems, deep tissue massage could be a help as well. For a myriad of reasons, including easing stress, breaking up tension in the muscles, raising serotonin levels and improving blood flow, people who have had a deep tissue massage saw their systolic pressure drop by an average of 10.4 mm Hg and their diastolic pressure drop an average 5.3 mm Hg.
If you have scar tissue from surgery or injury, regular deep tissue massage helps to break up and sometimes erase scar tissue in the body. Studies have shown that the body uses the improvement in lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. If you have scar tissue you know that it can cause ongoing pain, stiffness and tension.
If you have injured muscles in your body, deep tissue massage can be an effective way to help them heal. Deep tissues massage facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass, as well as improving the blood flow to the affected muscles. The relaxation from the massage helps to reduce pain.
Last, but not least, deep tissue massage is fantastic for people who suffer from chronic stress. Stress causes tension headaches, rigid shoulders and tight muscles. A good deep tissue massage will relax the muscles and let you relax.
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