Newport: The Amazing Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage involves deeper pressure applied to release chronic muscle tension and it focuses on the deepest layers of the muscle tissue, fascia, and tendons. It has been shown in studies that deep tissue massage reduces stress hormone levels and heart rate, boosting mood and promoting relaxation through the release of serotonin and oxytocin. Deep tissue massage uses slow strokes and firm pressure in reaching the deeper layers of the fascia and muscle. It is recommended to treat chronic pains and aches associated with stiff neck, low back pain, sore shoulders, and leg muscle tightness. Deep tissue massage has proven to be effective in managing aches and pains of different medical conditions most especially those involving the disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Read more great facts on  Therapeutic Massage Newport, click here. 

It works by breaking up scar tissue and physically breaking down adhesions or muscle "knots" that are causes of blood circulation disruption, limited range of motion, pain, and inflammation. Initially, a deep tissue massage session usually starts with slow and lighter strokes and pressure in order to prepare the muscles and provide warm up before the deeper pressure. Stripping and friction are the deep tissue massage techniques available. When it comes to friction, pressure is applied across the muscle's grain that releases adhesions and realigns tissue fibers, whereas stripping involves deep and gliding pressure using the thumbs, forearm, elbow, and knuckles. Deep tissue massage helps in treating the following conditions: low back pain, sciatica, sports injuries, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, upper back pain, neck pain, limited mobility, recovery from injuries (falls, whiplash), repetitive strain injury (carpal tunnel syndrome), postural issues, and muscle tension (legs, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, rhomboids, quadriceps, and upper back). According to Consumer Reports, majority of consumers ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain as compared to exercise, acupuncture, prescription medications, chiropractic, diet, physical therapy, and glucosamine. Deep tissue massage is also the top choice for managing fibromyalgia pain.  Find out more about massage here. 

You may feel discomfort or pain as your massage therapist works on body parts where adhesions or scar tissues are found. The massage therapist will use his or her fingertips, hands, knuckles, elbows, and forearms. It is normal to experience stiffness or soreness after the massage but it will eventually subside within a day or so. You can drink water after the massage for flushing metabolic waste from cells and tissues. If you want to know more about the wonders of massage, feel free to check us out on our website or homepage. If you are looking for massage services in Newport, we are your ultimate partner to achieve your health goals. Experience the wonders of massage, come and visit us in Newport now!