Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage in Logan Utah
Deep tissue massage is a form of medical massage therapy that involves applying slow, deep pressure to targeted muscle groups and areas of the body. Unlike a typical Swedish massage that is primarily used for relaxation and tension release, deep tissue massage is corrective massage used to treat specific injuries, ailments, or conditions.
Deep tissue massage can be a great option for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains, especially in their upper or lower back, neck, legs, or shoulders. It’s also a great choice for anyone who would like to increase flexibility and athletic performance. You may hear deep tissue massage referred to as a sports massage for this reason.
Because deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of the muscles and surrounding tendons and connective tissue, it can also be a great option for those who are seeking a more holistic, non-surgical, non-medication based treatment for injuries or other medical conditions.
Asian massage is similar to sports massage and deep tissue massage. As the name implies, an Asian massage is a form of massage therapy that follows the principles of Asian medicine and uses ancient techniques that work with chi, or the body’s energy flow. The goal is to reset the body’s chakras and create balance. Some Asian massage techniques include acupressure, trigger point therapy, and shiatsu. Ask your Logan Utah massage therapist which ones they are familiar with and skilled at using.
What to expect from a deep tissue massage
Before you begin your treatment at Logan UT Massage, your massage therapist will visit with you about any problem areas you want to focus on. A deep tissue massage may focus on just one or two areas or may happen as part of a full body massage. Only the areas being worked on will need to be exposed.
The massage therapist will use a variety of techniques to reach your therapeutic massage goals. Some of the techniques may feel similar to a traditional massage, especially at first as the massage therapists warm up the muscles they will be working on.
The strokes will eventually get longer and slower, with deeper pressure and more focus on problem areas. The massage therapist may use their fingers, thumbs, forearms, or elbows to realign muscle fibers, break up scar tissue, and release muscle knots. They may also do some gentle stretching and movements to help increase flexibility and movement, especially if there is tension or stiffness in the joints.
Because there is often a targeted plan associated with deep tissue or medical massage, more than one treatment is usually needed to accomplish your goals.
Benefits of a deep tissue massage
Our trained massage therapists at Logan Utah Massage can help soothe and rehabilitate strained muscle groups with a personalized deep tissue sports massage. We customize each therapy based on your body’s needs, the sport you play, your personal history of injury, and the desired outcome.
Injuries and intensive training demand proper muscle recovery time. Massage therapy is a great way to reduce pain, improve flexibility, and speed up your recovery by stimulating the release of lactic acid needed for muscle repair.
Side effects of a deep tissue massage
Though massage in Logan Utah is generally very safe and relaxing, be aware that a deep tissue massage uses very deep and targeted pressure to accomplish specific goals. It is not unusual to experience some lingering soreness or even bruising for a couple of days following your treatment. Both a heating pad or a cold ice pack can help relieve the discomfort, depending on which you prefer and which works best for your body.
Those with certain medical conditions such as blood clots or bleeding disorders, cancer, or osteoporosis should check with their medical professionals before treatment as the deep pressure can interfere with these conditions. Pregnant women may also want to opt for a more gentle form of massage
Book your massage in Logan Utah today!
Regardless of the type of massage you choose, they all have the goal of promoting health, wellness, and restorative healing. If you haven’t already done so, give us a call and book your massage Logan Utah appointment today. Try out different options and see which one best suits your needs and preferences.