Deep tissue massage for pain relief
When you should choose deep tissue massage
When you have an injury that is past the acute phase and is no longer sensitive to touch. You may also want to get permission from your doctor before getting deep work on a recent injury.
When scar tissue and/or muscle tension is causing restriction of movement.
Chronic pain may be crying out for deeper work. Specifically if the affected area has an underlying deeper issue.
Other situations may be appropriate for deep tissue massage as well. If you think it is right for you discuss your options with your massage therapist.
How will I feel after a deep tissue massage?
You might feel a little sore, tired or even kinda grouchy after a deep tissue massage. This is especially true if it has been a while since you got bodywork. I had a client tell me once that she went home after a 90 minute deep tissue treatment and got into an honest and heated discussion with her husband about some things that had been bothering her. I hope this doesn’t detour you. I tell you this because it is important to understand what is happening to our bodies. Massage, in general, releases things…what those things are can be debatable. My personal belief is that the release happens on many levels. Keep in mind that every person is different. Many people leave their deep tissue treatment feeling a profound sense of relaxation.
Here is a great idea: go get a deep tissue massage (if you feel it is right for you) and report back in the comments on how you feel afterwords! In the end some discomfort can be normal for the first couple of days and after that you should see improvement in the focus area of the treatment.
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