Deep Tissue Massage
A Deep Tissue Massage session from a LaVida Massage licensed Massage Therapist targets the deep layers of muscle tissues and fascia, or the protective layer covering muscles and joints. Using slow strokes to apply pressure, the massage focuses on specific areas of concern on the body. Injuries or chronic muscle tension can cause adhesions that are bands of painful, rigid tissue, usually felt as knots that are tender to the touch. Using deep pressure to massage adhesions can help to “break them up” and relieve pain and tension in that area of the body. Regular Deep Tissue Massage sessions can help keep muscles loose and prevent further adhesions.
The pressure associated with deep massage improves circulation and encourages drainage, which leads to an improved range of motion flexibility. For some, there may be a period of healing that is necessary before receiving a massage is considered safe or appropriate.
Injured muscles can also benefit from Deep Tissue massage. During the session, the muscles are manipulated and relaxed by the stretching of twisted or tight muscle mass. For this reason, Deep Tissue Massages are especially beneficial for athletes who suffer from various sports-related injuries.
Deep Tissue Technique
During the massage session, the Massage Therapist uses his or her hands, elbows, fingertips, knuckles or forearms to stimulate the muscles and reduce adhesions. The slower pace of this type of massage means that every muscle receives the optimal level of care. Guests may be asked to breathe deeply throughout the session, especially when tense areas are being targeted. Deep breathing supplies the muscles with plenty of oxygen and can ease discomfort.
A licensed LaVida Massage therapist can create a comprehensive and unique therapy plan based on individual needs – which is why the initial consultation is so important to the process. No two sessions are ever quite alike because they are customized to address the specific problems of each guest.