Deep tissue massage techniques, as the name suggests, are suitable for deeper tissues and body structures such as muscles and fascia. A deep tissue massage is used in sports, work-related or accident related injuries to promote tissue healing and prevent scar tissue formation. Releasing muscle tension and trigger points is also an additional benefit of deep tissue massage. 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:
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.
It is important to inform your 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 exercise therapist assist you to stretch the tissue properly.
All of our massage therapists provide deep tissue massage treatments for a range of conditions and injuries. It is important to communicate with your therapist so they get to know you in order to be able to provide a treatment that is safe for you and you enjoy. Not sure if you need Deep Tissue Massage for your condition? Book a free consult with one of our massage therapists.