Deep Tissue Massage Explained

Deep Tissue Massage

It is becoming ever more common to receive a massage as a component of your health care plan. It is also common for there to be confusion about the different types of massages, especially deep tissue massage. Most people think deep tissue massage is a redundant term. After all, aren't all massages designed to target muscles and tissues deep in your body? Not exactly. More people need deep tissue massage than receive it, however. The daily compounding of the stresses of modern life can lead to physical pain or injury.

You Should Start Getting Hot Stone Therapy- Yesterday!

Hot Stone Therapy at Massage Addict

"Pay extra for someone to warm up some rocks and give you a regular massage, sounds like a gimmick." Have you ever thought that? Odds are you have since the number of people receiving massage therapy who are taking advantage of this ancient practice is minimal among patients. Don't be one of those patients. Hot Stone Massage has been around thousands of years. It crosses cultural and continental borders because it works. It's time for you to integrate it into your routine. Here are three reasons why you should start.

Sore? It's Time for You to Get a Massage

if your sore, time for a massage

It isn't uncommon that many people consider massages services for the wealthy or an unnecessary luxury they cannot afford. Massage is certainly portrayed that way in movies and television It is the rich or high-class characters receiving the treatment, but they couldn't be farther from the truth. The fact is, massage therapy is a proven method of relieving pain and stress and it isn't as expensive as you think.

Massage Therapy for the Surgery Patient

Massage, Post-operative Rehab

If you're coming up on surgery day, you're likely a little nervous and wondering how your recovery will be. The recovery phase for many operations can be lengthy and uncomfortable, and managing your pain will be a significant part of what you'll be doing over the next period.

Here's a suggestion: instead of panicking as your doctor begins to reduce your pain medication prescription, why not turn to a centuries-old healing method? That method is massage, and there's scientific proof that it's beneficial for post-operative patients.

Mental Health and How Massage Can Help

Massage can help with mental health

Out minds make us who we are. Our mind is the mission control center of the body and spirit, --and because of this, mental health is extremely important. Unlike earaches or virus, mental health issues cannot be simply treated with a quick trip to a doc-in-the-box or prescription. Treating mental health issues takes different kinds of remedies to work, and massages are one of the ways to help relieve mental health issues. 

Myofascial Release vs. Deep Tissue Massages

Deep Tissue vs. Myofascial Release Massages

Myofascial and Deep Tissue Release are both hands-on techniques that involve applying deep, gentle sustained pressure into the fascial connective tissues that are causing pain and lack of mobility. First, what is Fascia? Fascia has been described as enigmatic, kind of gauze-like matrix of connective tissue that envelops muscles surrounds the nerves and swathes the organs in a body-wide-web of fibrous collagen.  If you were to remove everything but the fascia, you would have a body that looked like it is entirely created by a spider-web type of material.  This connective tissue not only provides support to your organs, blood vessels, muscles, bones, arteries, and veins, it plays a crucial role in the health and function of your body as well. 

In a healthy state, your fascia is relaxed and can stretch and move without restriction. When your body has experienced physical trauma, scarring, inflammation, repetitive motion damage and some even believe emotional trauma, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight and restricted. Fascia is one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption, trauma to one area of your fascia can cause dysfunction or pain in another area of the body. Think of it as yarn in a knitted sweater; it can affect the entire sweater. 

Studies Show Massage Therapy Reduces Stress Symptoms

A massage can help with stress relief

Stress is the body's natural way of elevating your heart rate, putting your senses on high alert, and essentially say, "Get ready! Something big is going on." The problem is that in today's modern world, sometimes it's rare that something big isn't going on. Some of us don't get a break from the stresses of our jobs, our family lives, and our daily tasks.

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