Deep Tissue Massage
Your choices for duration include:
30 minutes - 45 minutes - 60 minutes - 90 minutes - 120 minutes
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Keep in mind, 30 minutes and 45 minutes are for focus areas only.
Deep tissue massage is another popular choice of services among clients. Although most individuals pair deep tissue with pain, it doesn't necessarily have to be that way. At specific points during the massage you may experience some pain while your therapist is working to release trigger points (knots).
While deep tissue is very similar to therapeutic or Swedish massage, it also has its differences. Not only is it performed with a heavier pressure, but there are two specific techniques used to help release the muscle tissue. They include Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT): is used if a client states they are experiencing lack of blood flow (Ischemia), nerve compression, poor posture and body mechanics. NMT can help relieve the pain associated with these conditions. Throughout the massage your therapist may use static pressure on trigger points (or knots) in the muscle that's being worked on. When performing this technique your therapist will push their thumbs, elbows, or a massage tool into the knot for approximately 1-2 minutes until the pain starts to decrease.
What is a Trigger point? A specific tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other areas of the body. For example, a trigger point in the lower trapezius muscle, in the upper back, can send pain into the upper shoulder and neck. In the picture below, you can see how trigger points work, although, this is only very few examples of where trigger points can appear.
Myofascial Release (MFR): The goal of MFR is to stretch and loosen the fascia so that it and other structures of the area being worked on can move more freely. In a session where MFR is used, the therapist doesn't necessarily use oil because they have to feel where the fascial restrictions might be that are causing the lack of movement or pain.
What is Fascia? A band or sheet of connective tissue that literally links every structure in our bodies together. It also helps keep everything intact, for instance, our organs and muscles. Below is an example of the temporoparietal fascia.