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Release tension and rejuvenate your body with the healing touch of Pristine Spas' deep tissue massage services. Our skilled therapists use deep pressure and targeted techniques to penetrate deep layers of muscle tissue, helping to alleviate chronic pain, muscle soreness, and tension. Whether you're an athlete recovering from a workout or someone suffering from chronic pain, our deep tissue massage services are designed to provide therapeutic benefits that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. At Pristine Spas, we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and nurturing environment that will help you find relief and relaxation. Come experience the healing benefits of our deep tissue massage services and discover why Pristine Spas is the premier destination for those seeking pure bliss and rejuvenation.
Typically used to treat musculoskeletal issues, deep tissue massage is quite a popular option and consequently performed in most spas/medical spas. In the event that you are currently suffering from a sprain or some form of sports injury, you might seek out the help of a massage therapist who will then perform a deep tissue massage on the afflicted area. As with any massage targeting soreness or spots on the body that may be painful and stiff, it is always best to consult your physician before scheduling your deep tissue massage.
Deep tissue massage pinpoints the inner layers of muscle and connective tissue; the deeper strokes associated with this type of massage help to potentially reduce the amount of scar tissue that may have likely developed around the afflicted area. Additionally, deep tissue massage has been known to help increase overall blood flow—increased and enhanced blood circulation leads to faster healing times.
As with many massage types, deep tissue massage does come with numerous benefits—both physical and psychological. Some of the key benefits of deep tissue massage include the following:
Many people will often confuse Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. While there are similarities, there are differences between the two. The strokes used in each are similar; that said, the degree of pressure utilized with deep tissue is different from the amount of pressure used with Swedish massage. Among some other key differences:
When getting a deep tissue massage, what you can expect will be based on your situation. Everyone experiences pain and soreness differently. Therefore massages are designed specifically for each person.
First off, the massage therapist will consult with you regarding your problem areas. They will also get a medical history. You must let the therapist know of any issues you may have or be experiencing before your deep tissue massage. Also, if you are suffering pain or from some injury, you should consult a physician before being treated by a massage therapist. In some cases, a doctor’s authorization may be required.
You will usually undress, depending on the area being worked on—a sheet will be used to cover those areas that are not being massaged. The process will begin with a lighter stroke, and in this way, the therapist will “warm-up” those muscles. After this first phase, the massage therapist will start with a deeper, kneading stroke targeting the area in question.
While deep tissue massage is entirely safe, it is essential to be aware of any relevant side effects or risks that may impact you. Consulting your doctor regarding your condition first is highly recommended. Especially if you have any of the following, speaking to your physician before your deep tissue massage is essential:
Among the more common side effects associated with deep tissue massage are:
While these are relatively uncommon, it is vital to be aware that they can arise following a deep tissue massage. It is vital to stay hydrated before and after your massage. Many therapists will provide you with water immediately after your deep tissue massage to ensure you begin to hydrate appropriately.
Getting a deep tissue massage can certainly be a relaxing, soothing, and beneficial experience. It is essential to work with a therapist who has been trained and educated regarding deep tissue massage techniques. Some of how you might find a skilled deep tissue massage therapist include talking to your doctor about it, asking people you know for recommendations, and searching the American Massage Therapy Association’s database. Again, be sure they are appropriately trained and certified/licensed where applicable.
Many massage therapists do not specialize in deep tissue massage, which is why you should do your homework prior to booking any such appointment. If you tend to participate in physical activities, then odds are at some point, you will benefit from a deep tissue massage. This type of massage is created specifically for targeting the areas that are injured, sore, or in some way painful. If you are uncertain about the intensity and pressure associated with a deep tissue massage, you can start with a Swedish massage, as this tends to be lighter and gentler. If you have underlying health conditions, it is best to speak to your doctor before deep tissue massage.