Deep-Tissue massage is a similar to classic massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments
The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Additional benefits of Deep-tissue massage
- reduces stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Some studies found, that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep-tissue massage. ( Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and and Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in 2010)
According to a study cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center, Deep tissue massage increases the flow of blood through the body and can be more effective for relieving chronic pain than conventional medical remedies. According to them. Deep-tissue massage helps to:
– reduce the inflammation that causes pain.
– alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.