Deep Tissue & Sports Massage At ServiceYourBody.ie Physical Therapy Clinic Lucan, DublinDeep tissue massage

If you are looking for a deep tissue massage in Dublin, ServiceYourBody.ie Physical Therapy’s deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and tight areas, such as neck or low back tightness. Some of the same massage strokes are used as in classic Swedish massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

How does deep tissue massage work?

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesion’s (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesion’s can block circulation and cause referred pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesion’s to relieve pain and restore normal movement.

Trigger point therapy is also used during deep tissue massages. Trigger point therapy is direct deep pressure or friction applied to a specific point of tension, enabling the release of the muscle fibers thus improving range of motion and reducing muscle tension.

Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?

At certain points during the massage, there is some discomfort and pain. It is important to mention at ServiceYourBody.ie Physical Therapy I work within my clients pain range.

There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. I would also recommend drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins released from the muscle.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on treating a specific problem, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Ostearthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • Sports Injuries / Massage

 

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