Deep Tissue Massage (DTM) is an often doctor-recommended therapy particularly beneficial for those with contracted areas — stiff necks, nagging upper back pain, leg and shoulder soreness — and sufferers of chronic pain. Using deep finger pressure and slow, measured strokes, DTM achieves two primary goals: the realignment of deep layers of muscle with their surrounding connective tissue, and the breaking apart of bands of adhesions that form deep within muscles.
Performed properly, DTM is an effective therapy for pain reduction and injury recovery. Many common injuries best treated by DTM are those that occur from repetitive motions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Some patients experience initial pain and discomfort during and immediately following DTM procedures, but pain generally subsides within 24 hours and healing begins.
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Our team of experts will assess your injuries, current level of fitness and your physical health goals to customize a comprehensive care plan to help you feel better, look better, move and perform better.
A broad term covering several different techniques, SMT focuses on injury prevention, often combining therapeutic massages with targeted stretches and movements.