16 Dec Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage
When going for a massage, most people often focus on the relaxation aspect more than the other benefits the wellness activity brings them. That is why most people will choose every other type of massage over deep tissue massage. If this describes you, then you are missing out on impeccable benefits of a deep tissue massage session at our desert springs resort and spa.Read on to see what you’ve been missing out on all along.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Before we get to the benefits, it’s important you first understand what a deep tissue massage is and what to expect during the massage session.
Now, just as the name suggests, a deep tissue massage often targets inner layers of connective tissue and muscles. It uses the same pattern as a Swedish massage, but the main difference is that unlike in the mentioned, the masseuse often applies more pressure into the layers of your muscles and tissues.
A deep tissue massage is mainly used in therapy and rehabilitation. Therefore it is more intense, and you most likely will expect some discomfort. Your therapist will often use fingertips, knuckles, and even elbows to apply sustained pressure to the areas that require attention.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
While the process of a deep tissue massage isn’t always a comfortable ride, you will love the ends results and the benefits you incur. These include;
Conditions such as osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia often cause ongoing stiffness and tension in body muscles, tendons and ligaments. As a result, this ongoing stiffness often causes the formation of inflexible tissues known as knots, which if nothing is done, result in chronic pain, block circulation, and limit movement.
The slow but firm pressure applied to muscles, and connective tissues helps ease muscle, tendon and ligament stiffness caused by chronic pain conditions. This, in turn, allows sufficient blood flow to the areas, and as a result, eases inflammation and consequently, muscle pain. So if you struggle with chronic back pain or a condition that brings you chronic pain, you should consider a deep tissue massage at our Spa.
High-stress levels often force the body to produce excess cortisol as a coping mechanism. This puts you at risk of even more serious health problems. The good news, however, is that a deep tissue massage lowers cortisol levels, and increases the levels of happy hormones such as oxytocin and serotonin.
Even though you need to make other lifestyle changes for the correct posture, a deep tissue massage is a step in the right direction. It helps reset the body’s natural alignment.
Improves Your Blood Pressure
As mentioned, a deep tissue massage often eases muscle tension and stiffness. It also relieves stress and also enhances blood circulation. All these changes significantly improve your blood pressure and are particularly even more beneficial if you have blood-pressure problems.
Over to You
Whether you are doing it for fun, or because you regularly engage in athletic activity, a deep tissue massage at our desert hot springs spa boasts a plethora of benefits which help improve your quality of life.