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Deep Tissue Massage

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  • What is deep tissue massage?
  • What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?
  • What makes a massage deep tissue?

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is working through the layers of muscle to affect the lowest layer of muscle and connective tissue. Deeper pressure is usually required for this modality, so be sure to check with your therapist if this modality is right for you.

What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage affects all the layers of muscle and connective tissue in order to have an even more drastic structural effect on the body. Going beyond loosening just superficial muscle, deep tissue has a higher impact on reducing blood pressure, stress hormone levels, and also increases output of oxytocin and serotonin, hormones specific to mental well-being.

What is the difference between regular (Swedish) massage and deep tissue?

Deep tissue has a stronger structural effect on the body than standard massage. What this means is the tension muscles create on your skeletal structure is more heavily affected, aiding in any postural correction and adjustment, especially in the assistance of chiropractic adjustment. The more notable difference that most people realize at first, is the pressure tends to be a bit more, in order to access all layers of muscle and connective tissue and deliver an effective session.

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