Many of our customers visit us with their tight muscles, stress, or even chronic aches and pains. At Thai Massage NYC, you can rest assured that all these painful problems can be relieved by the touch of our skillful therapists.
Deep Tissue Massage is one of the most popular treatments at Thai Massage NYC. It is perfect for those who suffer the chronic muscle pains and needs to be cured. Our therapists will use firm pressure and slow strokes to slowly penetrate the deeper layers of muscles and fascia, and they will use light and gentle grinding pressure to warm up the muscle before gradually increasing depth and pressure as the body allows. With the combination of firm and light pressure on inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues, it helps soothing and relaxing your scar tissues and “knots” deep in the muscles. Make an appointment with Thai Therapist here
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What is deep tissue massage?
Widely used to treat chronic aches and pains, deep tissue massage is a popular form of massage therapy. This technique targets areas of tension or tightness by applying concentrated pressure to the sub-layer of muscles and fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles.
Many people consider a regular massage to be a relaxing body rub with calming music and inviting fragrance. Amy Montia, PhD, LMT, and medical-massage practitioner at Physio Logic, says a deep tissue session may include those elements, but it’s not necessarily relaxing.
“The goal of a deep tissue massage is to support joint restrictions, knots, and adhesions in muscle and fascia,” says Montia. A deep tissue massage is a good option for someone with a decent tolerance for pain.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Read on to learn more about deep tissue massage, including how it stacks up against Swedish massage and what to expect during a session.
What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. But it can still help to you unwind mentally, too.
A 2014 study involving 59 participants found that deep tissue massage helped to reduce pain in people with chronic low back. The authors likened its effects to those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil).
People have also reported that deep tissue massage helps with:
- Lower blood pressure and heart rate
- Reduced pain perception
- Relief of inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis
- Relief of chronic and low back pain
- Reduced pain associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis
- sports injuries
- plantar fasciitis
- tennis elbow
How does it compare to Swedish massage?
Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage are two different types of massage therapy. Both use some of the same strokes, but they have different uses and vary greatly when it comes to the amount of pressure used.
Here are the key differences between deep tissue massage and Swedish massage:
Read more about the differences between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage.
What happens during Deep Tissue Massage?
Before your deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will want to know about your problem areas. A deep tissue massage can involve your entire body or just one area.
Once ready, you’ll be asked to lie on your back or stomach, under a sheet. Your level of undress is based on your comfort, but the area being worked on will need to be exposed.
The massage therapist will warm up your muscles using a lighter touch. Once you’re warmed up, they’ll start working on your problem areas. They’ll use deep kneading and stroking with varying amounts of intense pressure.
Are there any side effects?
It’s not unusual to have some lingering soreness for a few days following a deep tissue massage. Using a heating pad or a cold pack wrapped in a towel may help to relieve soreness.
Though massage therapy is generally safe, deep tissue massage uses very firm pressure and may not be safe for everyone.
Speak to your doctor before having a deep tissue massage if you:
- have a history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- are taking blood thinners
- have a bleeding disorder
- have cancer or are undergoing cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation
Anyone with osteoporosis or cancer that’s spread to the bones should avoid deep tissue massage as the firm pressure used may cause a fracture. You should also hold off on deep tissue massages if you’re pregnant. Gentler types of massage, such as Swedish massage, may be a better option.
If you have an open wound or skin infection of any kind, you’ll need to reschedule to avoid developing a new infection or making an existing one worse.
How do I find a therapist?
If you want to try a deep tissue massage, it’s important to work with a qualified massage therapist. We are here to help you with experience massage therapist at Thai massage NYC, make an appointment here
If you would like to release your tension muscles and relax your stressful mind, you may opt to Swedish massage because it is gentler. On the contrary, if you would like to sooth your severe injure or cure your chronic pains, deep tissue massage is the right choice for you. For an effective result, we would recommend that you consult with our therapists or your doctors prior making a reservation.
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