Deep tissue massage helps to relax muscles, removes waste products, increases oxygen and blood flow into your muscles. This helps your body remove toxins and metabolic wastes from sore and overworked muscles. Allowing them to recover from more quickly by circulating oxygen rich blood into the working muscles.
Deep tissue massage is often used to treat people who are recovering from accidents, and for sports injuries as it increases blood circulation in muscles that are underused. It also relieves chronic muscle tension throughout the body, and can also break down scar tissue and “knots or trigger points” deep in the muscle belly.
A deep tissue massage can help with…Overuse syndromes – these are probably the most common, repetitive strain injuries happen so often because they are job related in most cases.Sports injuries – if you play sports and do not stretch often, you will be subject to muscles becoming tight, overworked or traumatize by the high impact of physical activity or a fall.Car accidents – car accidents often cause more pain and dysfunction that what you initially feel or become aware of. An automobile is built to take a slow 5 to 10 mph crash, this is not necessarily true for your body. Even in a low impact accident a person’s soft tissue can be damaged. The back and neck are the usual problem spots for soft tissue injuries.A lack of sleep – your body isn’t healing properly during your deep sleep (non-REM sleep). This prevents your brain from getting the deep restorative sleep it needs to generate enough growth hormones. And it is the growth hormones that your body needs to keep muscles healthy.