Deep Tissue Massage Colorado Springs
Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage are two of the the most well known methods of treatment yet most people could not tell you the difference between the two. Deep tissue massage is a technique mostly geared towards those who suffer from strains, sprains, injuries, and chronic pain. Some people may simply prefer the deep tissue approach while others just enjoy the Swedish but it is certainly common for someone really to have a massage that incorporates both. It is true that this method is not for everyone, but it is nothing to be intimidated by either. No matter what type of massage you are getting make sure to tell your massage therapist about any health problems you have. Sometimes people hear “deep tissue” and the immediately get psyched out thinking it will be too much pressure or they are concerned that it will hurt them instead of delivering the wanted peaceful time on the massage table. While those concerns and thoughts are perfectly fair, the truth is open and honest communication with your massage therapist will help guide them to the perfect pressure for you! The purpose is to use deep and slow strokes to target the connective tissues and inner layers of the musculoskeletal system. After an injury, the body develops scar tissue and increases tissue and muscle tension. Utilizing deep tissue techniques helps to break up that scar tissue in the injured area which helps promote increased blood flow to the affected area and decreases the inflammation in those muscle and tissue fibers. So it is a more concentrated approach than a traditional Swedish massage, the overall result promotes faster healing and quicker recovery so you can get back on your feet and continue on your life adventures!
Another great benefit is that in addition to aiding in the relief of muscle pain, a deep tissue massage also helps alleviate the muscle stiffness. Sometimes it may not be that an area isn’t in a whole lot of pain necessarily, but you just have an ongoing stiffness, like that tennis elbow that doesn’t just move the way it used to or a back that seems tight all the time and causes some sciatic pain every now and then. Now those same symptoms can be worse for some or less for others but people who also suffer from additional chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and plantar fasciitis will find that a good, deep tissue massage will help alleviate some of that chronic discomfort. Now of course you do not necessarily need to have a chronic condition or fresh injury to enjoy the pleasures of a deep tissue treatment, you may be someone who just genuinely enjoys the firmer pressure. Always remember your massage therapist wants to know if the pressure is too much or too little, silence serves as affirmation that everything is good (of course the agreeable grunts and sighs of relief are acceptable too)! At the end of the day it is your body being worked on and feedback is important for you to have the best experience. The more regularly you see a massage therapist the easier it will become to communicate your likes and dislikes with them and the better they will get to know your body!