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Deep tissue massage techniques are suitable for deeper tissues and body structures such as muscles and fascia. A deep tissue massage is used in sports injuries and to prevent scar tissue formation as well as releasing muscle tension and trigger points. A deep tissue massage is generally used for larger muscle groups such as neck and upper back or thigh muscles and ITB. Our massage therapists in Toronto use deep tissue massages to:
- Release muscle tension in deeper structures
- Release chemicals such as lactic acid from muscles
- Increase blood supply and oxygen to tissues
- Break down scar tissue
- Prevent scar tissue formation
The movements and techniques are generally similar to lighter massage techniques such as Swedish massage applying more intense pressure. There might be some discomfort associated with a deep tissue massage. Many people refer to this discomfort as “good pain”. It is not uncommon to feel mild pain a few days following a deep tissue massage similar to mild soreness after starting an exercise regimen.
How Do I Reduce Soreness After A Deep Tissue Massage?
It is important to inform your Thornhill massage therapist if the pressure is too much or too little. If necessary, our Toronto massage therapist will apply ice or heat at the end of the session. Ensure to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues and reduce the soreness. Stretching the muscles in the following days will maintain the results of your treatment. Our massage therapist or Kinesiologist assist you to stretch the tissue properly.
All of our massage therapists will provide deep tissue massage treatments at both of are clinics in Toronto or Thornhill. If you'd like more information please call us to discuss your condition.