Deep tissue massage is a sort of massage therapy that makes use of firm pressure and systematic strokes to reach deep into your muscle and fascia. It’s often recommended by doctors to provide relief from chronic aches and pain. If you tend to have a stiff neck or low back pain or even muscle tightness, a deep tissue massage session will have you saying goodbye to pain in no time at all.

Man getting Deep Tissue Massage by a therapist in Riverdayspa

Although some of the strokes used in a deep tissue massage are similar to those used in a Swedish massage, they differ in the pressure applied during the strokes. As the name indicts, deep tissue massage will have the therapist working on your deep muscles as well as the connecting tissues between the muscles. An experienced therapist will be aware of the right amount of pressure to be applied at which points to offer you relief from pain. The scar tissue formed soon after an injury can make the healing process very painful, Deep tissue massages can help break down these scar tissue, and help the body heal faster with lesser pain, thereby making it popular among post injury recoverers.

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Techniques Used In Deep Tissue Massage Therapy In Chennai

  •        Stripping

This involves the use of deep and gliding pressure over the muscle fibres using the forearm, elbow, thumbs and knuckles.

  •        Friction

In this particular technique, the pressure is applied over the entire muscle to realign tissue fibre and release adhesions

Deep tissue massage has been observed to provide plenty of relief in many medical situations. Doctors recommend this massage as a therapeutic remedy for medical ailments like:
Professional therapist giving deep tissue massage to a client in Riverdayspa

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postural problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Many first timers are worried about going for a deep tissue massage, as they have heard that it might be painful. You might feel a slight discomfort or pain when the therapist tries to break down scar tissue. But it isn’t anything you need to worry about. Pain doesn’t always have to be bad, there is such a thing as healing pain. In case you feel uncomfortable, you need to let the therapist know immediately so that they can readjust their techniques if required.

If you are suffering from deep vein thrombosis, it is safer to stay away from deep tissue massage to avoid making dislodging your blood clots. Always clear with your doctor first if you have had any recent surgery, or radiation or chemotherapy or any other major medical procedure done.  A qualified therapist will not perform any massage over bruises or inflamed or even infected skin So ensure that you get your medical ok from the doctor before booking an appointment.  In case you are pregnant and you are looking for a massage to relax and feel comfortable, try to choose a milder massage spa at Chennai after you have been given an ok from the doctor. Deep tissue massage is a bit more intense and needs to be okayed by the doctor if you are suffering from any major ailment, to be on the safer side.


Frequently Asked Questions

What services do spas offer?

Spas are known for the massage therapies that are offered. Massage therapy exists since many centuries and offers a plethora of benefits. These days, spa offers massage therapy and other body treatments as well.

What does Thai massage include?

Thai massage therapies use gentle pressure and stretching of the skin and underlying muscles to help relax the body. It offers benefits including boosted energy, lowered stress and improved athletic performance.

What is Balinese massage technique?

Balinese Massage involves deep-tissue, full-body, holistic treatment. The therapists specialized in Balinese therapy combines gentle stretches, reflexology, acupressure and aromatherapy to stimulate oxygen and blood flow throughout your body.

Is foot massage same as reflexology?

Reflexology is combined with massage and is not a type of massage. It is a practice in which pressure is applied to reflex the zones on your hands, feet and outer ears.

What is Deep Tissue/Sports Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage involves applying firm pressure using deep, slow strokes to force the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. It is mainly treated for musculoskeletal issues such as sport injuries and strains.

What is the Ayurvedic massage?

Ayurvedic Massage is an important part of ayurvedic therapy. It is taken from the principles of Ayurveda to make a special experience that focuses on stress relief, relaxation and releasing emotional blockages.

What is a body scrub at a spa?

A Body Scrub is a body treatment, which exfoliates and hydrates skin leaving it soft and smooth. It is performed using an abrasive material such as sugar or sea salt mixed with aromatic or massage oils.

What is a body wrap?

A Body Wrap is performed by wrapping the body with natural materials including clay, mud and other organic ingredients. There are different types of body wraps including detox body wrap, slimming body wrap, etc.

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