Deep Tissue Massage Adelaide

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Adelaide

Deep tissue massage therapy is an important massage technique for not only atheletic performance but also recovery, health and wellness. It can be utilised to reduce those pesky tight areas from sitting at a desk or speed up your recovery post game or sports training bouts.

What Is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage therapy treatment which is targeted towards the more deeper layers of muscle and the surrounding connective tissues. When these deep layers of tissue become tight and immobile they are unable to produce or absorb force they way they are designed to. This can lead to tightened shortened painful muscles and the formation of ‘deep muscle knots’. Deep tissue massage is designed to reduce and alleviate these forms of muscle knots, tightness and their associated aches and pain.

When should you have a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is beneficial to you if you are feeling a bit stiff and sore, maybe a bit tender or you lack mobility. You might be feeling a deep ache or have a stubborn tight spot that just wont release. Then a deep tissue massage might be exactly what you’re looking for!

How is a Deep Tissue Massage Performed?

There are a few stages in the process of a deep tissue massage. Your massage therapist will begin the process of the deep tissue massage by warming the effected muscles using an oil or cream into gently increase bloodflow to these areas. The massage therapist will then begin to work on the areas gently using a light pressure to begin to work into the muscle tissues and gently begin to loosen them.

As your massage therapist begins to loosen the outer fibers of muscle the muscle will begin to relax and soften. This will allow your massage therapist begin to work deeper into the muscle tissue and allow the massage therapist to get into the deep layers of muscle tissue.

Your massage therapist will use a range of techniques to get deep into the muscle tissue. These techniques will be a variety of deep pressure and trigger point techniques, active release techniques, muscle fiber stripping techniques and muscle friction techniques. This form of massage therapy is to break down tissue tension and adhesions that are in the deeper layers of the muscle tissue.

What will you feel during and after a Deep Tissue Massage?

During your deep tissue massage your massage therapist will be applying a fair bit of pressure, however, it is important to communicate with your therapist as to your comfort levels. During your deep tissue massage It can be quite common to feel or experience a degree of discomfort. The day after your deep tissue massage you may also experience some generalised soreness this can last for 24 – 48 hours.

What should you do after your Deep Tissue Massage?

Drinking water is very much advised after a Deep Tissue Massage. Drinking water after your Deep Tissue Massage is important as the massage stimulates the circulation of blood and the lymphatic system helping your body deliver nutrients and oxygen to your muscles and assisting in it ridding toxins. In order for the body to effectively complete this process it needs hydration in order to effectively complete this process.

What are the benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage has a large number of benefits in a number of difference conditions.

  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Sports or athletic training recovery
  • Weightlifting
  • Injury rehabilitation
    • Eg Muslce Tears
    • Post Surgery
    • During Rehabilitation
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Osteoarthritis management
  • Postural syndromes or sustained desk work postures
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back Pain
  • Limited mobility in joints
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck Pain and upper trap pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip Pain
  • Lower Leg tightness
  • Calf Tightness
  • Breaking up scar tissue

In all these different conditions the effect and goal of a deep tissue massage is to assist in reducing pain and stiffness as well as increasing your body’s capacity and ability to heal itself.

COVID-19 Update - We Are Open

Our Clinic has been classified as an essential service to the community. We assist by trying to keep people healthy as possible and out of surgeries and decrease hospital admissions. At Inertia Health Group we are working hard to keep our patients and team members as safe as possible.

Due to our strict infection control procedures we have been deemed a low risk clinic- we have all completed the government COVID -19 Infection Control Risk Course and have implemented new waiting room procedures as well as intensified our cleaning procedures completing these regularly through the day. We have also implemented a virtual health service for those who require advice or assistance and cannot attend the clinic.

We appreciate our patients doing the right thing also!

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