The concept of a deep tissue massage is often one that is quite misunderstood. Many people think of this service as a technique that is a bit more intense or “harder” than a regular rub, but there is actually a science about how and why it works so well for so many people. It has very little to do with the amount of pressure that is being applied, but rather to what area of the body, or what muscle, that the therapeutic technique is actually working to target.
The way that this kind of a therapy is used is that a traditional back rub targets the muscles that are on the surface, which are also known as “superficial muscles,” because the deep tissue massage is meant to target the muscles that lie within. The pressure that is generally applied to the surface of the body during this service can sometimes be considered to be “hard,” but really is not reaching the underlying muscles, where the pain is originating from.
When a trained professional administers a deep tissue massage, the underlying muscles, where injuries occur, and where pain is generally deriving from, are worked and slowly start to repair and heal themselves. By reaching and targeting the source, professionals are able to start to reverse the effects that an injury may have had on a particular area of the body. They are then able to start working the muscle back into a state where the pain is minimized.
When a person is injured and the underlying muscles are damaged, torn, injured or strained, the damage often ripples into the superficial muscles, where people will often feel the tension or pain. When someone comes up behind another and gently caresses their shoulders, it is these superficial muscles that are carrying pain of the interior muscle that leads them to feel tension in places that are more towards the surface where an untrained person can feel tension.
There are times when a deep tissue massage may be recommended and also other times where a doctor may specifically recommend against it to prevent further injury from occurring. So as to prevent such a situation from happening the team of professionals that will administer the technique will often ask the client a series of questions that are related to the overall health and well-being before administering this kind of treatment.
However, this can be an extremely effective therapeutic technique for a multitude of common ailments. It has been known to significantly improve things such as tension headaches by relieving the cause of the surface tension. It can also significantly improve the health of the sciatica and ease pain in this area as well. Also, there have been many people that have included this technique as part of their rehabilitation from an accident or sports injury.
Deep tissue massages offer an alternative to traditional medicine that helps to rehabilitate and recover people who are suffering from pain and tension due to a multitude of different causes. The proven technique targets underlying muscles from which chronic pain and tension are usually generate. Targeting the cause of pain and tension helps clients to fully recover from an injury or accident.