What is Deep Soft Tissue Therapy?
Deep soft tissue massage therapy is as you would imagine a type of therapy that focuses on the deep layers of muscle, tendons and ligaments in the body. It works by using slow and firm massage strokes that concentrates the pressure a lot deeper than classic massage therapy. It works by breaking down adhesions, increasing the flow of blood and helping to reduce inflammation.
It is particularly effective with those suffering from chronic muscle injury and those who are seeking injury rehabilitation. It is a popular technique with sports massage and can help improve performance.
How does it Help?
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
What can it help?
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:
Lower back pain
Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
Muscle tension or spasm