Have you ever gone to a masseuse when you’re under stress or in pain? Did you feel relaxed after your session? A deep tissue massage can be especially helpful when you’ve been dealing with stress and pain and are seeking relief using natural and holistic methods.
It involves aiming for the deeper layers of muscles and tissues underneath the skin to break any knots, relieve adhesion, and encourage scar tissues to start healing. This is why it is especially helpful for athletes.
In a deep tissue massage session, your massage therapist will use their fingertips, knuckles, or elbows to focus on areas that need special attention—but other options like electrical and non-electrical tools are also available, so don’t be shy to ask for them if you feel like your body needs some extra pick-me-up.
But whatever method, you opt for, a deep tissue massage will relax your body and mind.
Let’s look at the benefits of a deep tissue massage in more detail.
It Treats Muscle Pain
Incorrect posture, injuries, and awkward twisting sometimes result in muscle knots and restricted blood flow, which causes pain.
A deep tissue massage exerts pressure and force directly to the muscles and works by increasing blood flow to problem areas, encouraging healing.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Massages relax the body and relieve stress. As stress goes down, the body starts releasing lower levels of stress hormones, easing the body and ‘fight or flight’ response, and lowering blood pressure. For people with a high blood pressure problems, a deep tissue massage might be one of the best treatment options.
Detoxifies The Body
When muscles develop knots, they trap toxins and contaminants which contribute to pain. When these knots experience pressure from a deep tissue massage, they break, releasing the toxins into the blood, leaving the white blood cells to do their job. Fresh blood then rushes to the site and flushes out the toxic remnants and promotes healing.
Have you been experiencing pain lately? Or been in too much stress and feel like your body needs a little TLC? Get in touch with Soul2Sole and book an appointment for your deep tissue massage in Edmonton! Reach us here or call us at 780-757-3452. We’re open 7 days of the week and are offering gift cards to anyone who’s looking to treat themselves or their loved ones!