Benefits to Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep Tissue Massage

What is it for? The most common use is pain. In fact, a study completed at the Rheumatology Center in Poland suggests that deep tissue is more effective at reducing low back pain than therapeutic massage. Research has also demonstrated benefits of general massage in stress management, sleep, range-of motion, headaches, posture abnormalities and high blood pressure to name a few.

Does it hurt?

“No pain, no gain” is a myth in the massage world, but everyone has a different tolerance for pressure. Depending on the health of your body, you may find some areas to be more sensitive than others and soreness after a session is common. However, research suggests massage may also relax you through the increase of serotonin. This may be the reason for the common report of feeling “massage happy” after a good deep tissue session. Strong communication during your massage will help the therapist stay within your level of satisfaction.