As we go through our daily activities, our muscles tend to accumulate tension and knots that cause discomfort and pain. To release this tension and improve your overall health, deep tissue massage is an excellent option.
At Got Knots Massage Therapy clinic in Edmonton, we offer expert deep tissue massage services that help alleviate chronic pain issues. Our team of licensed therapists has years of experience in providing effective treatments for various conditions.
What Is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that involves applying firm pressure to the deeper layers of muscles, fascia (the connective tissue surrounding the muscles), and other soft tissues. It aims to break down adhesions (bands of painful or rigid tissues) in your body’s muscle fibers caused by stress or injury.
Unlike Swedish massage, which uses lighter strokes on the surface level of muscles, deep tissue therapy targets specific areas with more intensive pressure. This technique requires advanced training from certified professionals who can perform it correctly without causing any harm.
How Does It Work?
The therapist will use their fingers, knuckles, elbows or specialized tools like wooden rollers to apply slow but intense pressure on tight spots known as “knots.” As they work on these knots with friction movements across the grain of your muscle fiber direction; it helps break up scarred tissues while reducing inflammation around them.
(Now you know why we called our massage therapy business “Got Knots”)
This process of deeply kneading your muscles may be uncomfortable initially but should not be unbearable at any point during treatment. Our therapist will ask you about your pain tolerance levels before starting so they can adjust accordingly if needed.
Is Deep Tissue Massage also Referred to as Therapeutic Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage that is often referred to as Therapeutic Massage. This is because massage therapy is designed to provide therapeutic benefits to individuals by addressing specific muscle and tissue issues.
Therapeutic Massage is a broad term that encompasses various massage techniques used to treat various conditions and promote overall wellness. Therefore, Deep Tissue Massage falls under the category of Therapeutic Massage due to its focus on providing therapeutic benefits to clients.
Who Can Benefit From Deep Tissue Therapy?
Deep tissue therapy suits anyone experiencing chronic muscle tension or localized pains such as backaches, neck stiffness, shoulder tightness, knee joint problems etcetera .
Moreover athletes seeking recovery from injuries-related muscular damages could also benefit significantly from this kind of treatment due to its ability in promoting blood flow & flexibility within restricted areas resulting in improved range motion over time period.
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However pregnant women, individuals recovering from surgery and people who have blood clots are advised against undergoing deep-tissue massages because there might be potential risks associated with increased circulation .
It’s important to always consult a doctor first if you have medical conditions before booking an appointment for this type of massage.
What Are the Benefits Of Getting This Type of Massage?
Here are some benefits you’ll enjoy when getting a deep-tissue massage:
- Relieves Chronic Pain: If you’re struggling with constant headaches, soreness & general fatigue then incorporating regular sessions into a self-care routine could provide relief over time.
- Reduces Stress Levels: Often referred to as “stress buster” thanks how well relaxation response triggered by activating parasympathetic nervous system counteracts sympathetic responses responsible for the fight-flight-freeze reactions mind-body experiences emotional physical symptoms anxiety depression insomnia among others
- Improves Posture: Overworked tense tight muscles often lead slouching posture incorrect alignment spine vertebrae joints; consistent exposure improper positioning habits increases chances developing musculoskeletal disorders like scoliosis kyphosis lordosis forward head carriage rounded shoulders hip imbalance pelvic tilt rotated hips etcetera correcting postural misalignment could prevent onset complications arising long-term neglect .
- Increases Flexibility And Range Of Motion : Through breaking down adhesions between fibrous bands found within deeper layer musculature facilitating better oxygenation nutrient delivery enhancing elasticity entire myofascial system thus allowing freer movement reduced restriction throughout body creating feeling greater ease ability performing everyday tasks comfortably .
If any of these sound appealing perhaps consider taking advantage of professional-grade treatments offered by highly trained experienced registered therapists at Got Knots, located right here in Edmonton!