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WHAT IS A DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?

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Deep tissue or deep muscle massage is a type of massage therapy that concentrates on realigning the deeper layers of a patient’s muscles with their connective tissue. Deep tissue massage is particularly beneficial to those people suffering from chronic pain and have contracted areas, such as a stiff neck and upper back pain, leg muscle soreness, or sore shoulders. It is often recommended by doctors as an alternative to other forms of treatment. Using deep finger pressure as well as slow, measured strokes, deep muscle massage treats a variety of ailments.

Deep tissue massage helps the patient by physically breaking down bands of rugged tissue called adhesions which can be very painful. To break down the adhesions, a therapist may use some type of massage oil to help relax the muscle. Relaxing the muscle is necessary for successful deep muscle massage. This type of massage is not entirely pain free. Some recipients report soreness during and after the massage session, and a massage therapist can recommend some non-prescription therapy such as heat/ice and over-the-counter pain killer. Pain from deep muscle massage typically subsides after a day.

The two main types of massage related to sports and exercise are deep tissue massage and sports massage therapy. Deep tissue massage is primarily intended for treatment of injury. Deep tissue back massage and deep tissue neck massage are among the most common forms of this type of massage. Most people who seek deep muscle massage are people who suffer chronic pain, like that from a back injury or from repetitive muscle use as in the case of carpal tunnel syndrome or Tennis elbow.

The other main type of exercise-related massage is the Sports Massage Therapy. By contrast to deep tissue massage, sports massage therapy is intended to lengthen and increase strength of the patient’s muscle, as well as to improve its range of motion.

Swedish massage, a common term, is a variety of massage therapy techniques that release tension via applied pressure to a person’s surface muscles. This form of massage is helpful in reducing emotional strain and tension that can add to your neck pain.

Neck pain is among the most common reasons people seek medical treatment. In fact, 40 to 70 percent of people report significant neck and back pain at some point during his or her life. The good news is that you do not have to allow your neck pain to become a real and constant problem. Deep tissue neck massage techniques help you to manage pain. This is even true if you suffer from neck pain well after a neck injury occurred.

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