Deep Tissue / Sports Massage
Deep Tissue or Sports Massage is firm pressure applied to knotted muscles, dense connective tissue, and stubborn or chronic tension areas throughout the body. Deep tissue massage is ideal for chronic knots, sports injuries and dense tension areas. It uses specifically firmer pressure.
One may feel sore after a deep tissue massage. Drink plenty of water and ice areas that may be tender from the massage. If your Doctor allows, take an anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen or a pain reliever like Acetaminophen.
- Relief of pain caused by breaks and scar tissue
- Adhesion's and chronic knots
Pre & post sporting event massage is most beneficial within a maximum of 48 hours and focuses more on specific areas.
Do not have a big meal prior to your massage as heavy pressure can be uncomfortable on a full belly trying to digest food. Relax and speak up if the pressure is too much. You may want to ice an area that received deep tissue to calm down any aggravation or soreness.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a knot?
A knot, or Trigger Point, consists of dense, musculoskeletal adhesions in the body.
Should I tip after a massage?
You do not have to tip, but typically 20% of the service is appreciated as a gratuity.
Does massage "flush out lactic acid?"
Massage does not flush out lactic acid, however it does expedite the body's natural ability to move toxins to the lymphatic system. It also increases blood flow which can help cleanse the body of toxins.
What is the difference between deep tissue and sports massage?
Deep tissue requires firm pressure throughout the whole body while sports massage is usually more site specific, focused on one area.
Does deep tissue massage bruise?
No massage should ever leave bruising. However, those who bruise easily or are on blood thinners should consult their doctor before requesting a deep tissue massage.