5 Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage offers many of the same relaxation benefits of regular massage, but there are additional health benefits as well. By applying firm, slow pressure to your body, massage therapists can help ease muscle tension, alleviate pain, and reduce stress. 

Here at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, our experienced team provides massage therapy, including deep tissue massage. If you’re considering deep tissue massage, read on to learn about some of its numerous health benefits. 

Relaxation and stress relief

You probably already know that a deep tissue massage can be relaxing. This is because the soothing touch and pressure send calming signals to your sympathetic nervous system.

But deep tissue massage also has been known to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. In these stressful times, it’s more important than ever to keep your stress under control. Deep tissue massages can help. 

Increased circulation 

Because deep tissue massage focuses on deeper layers of your muscle fibers and fascia, it can improve circulation as well. This can help your body carry toxins and cellular waste out of your muscle fibers while bringing in nutrients and oxygen

The improved circulation can help reduce inflammation and pain and improve lymphatic flow. 

Recovery and rehabilitation boost

Deep tissue massage can help reduce your recovery time after a sports injury. Whether you’ve experienced a sprain, strain, or soreness from overworking your muscles, deep tissue massage can help you get back to your normal activities. 

By increasing your circulation and loosening tight muscle fibers, deep tissue massage can help healing nutrients flow to your injury. Deep tissue massage can also help improve the breakdown of lactic acid that can build up and cause soreness after an especially intense workout. 

Treatment for musculoskeletal conditions 

Deep tissue massage has been shown to help a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, fibromyalgia, and sciatica.

In a study of people with chronic back pain, deep tissue massage helped relieve their pain at rates similar to the relief found by taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen. 

Similarly, the anti-inflammatory properties of deep tissue massage can help those suffering from fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain. Deep tissue massage can be a targeted treatment for these health conditions. 

Reduced muscle pain and tension 

Even if you don’t have a medical condition, muscle aches and pains pop up from time to time. Whether your muscle pain is from performing a strenuous job or picking up something heavy, deep tissue massage can reduce your pain and help your muscles recover.

Similarly, many people carry muscle tension from stressful lives as well as poor posture. Over time, this can lead to muscle tension building up, especially in your neck and shoulders.

Deep tissue massage can help loosen these tense muscle fibers by relaxing adhesions, leaving your muscles feeling supple and healthy. 

What does deep tissue massage involve?

During a deep tissue massage at Advantage Spinal Dynamics, our trained therapists are dedicated to your comfort and relaxation at every stage.

After discussing your problem areas and goals with your massage therapist, they focus on these areas using special deep tissue massage techniques. 

Whether you have a diagnosed musculoskeletal injury or just need some relief from built-up tension, a deep tissue massage is the perfect way to relax and reduce pain. 

To find out more, call Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine at 208-225-4358 or make an online appointment today.

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