When you hear people talk about feeling sore but also extremely relaxed after a massage, it is safe to assume they just received a deep tissue massage. This modality uses slow, firm pressure to target the inner layer of muscle and connective tissue.

Deep tissue massage is usually applied to major muscle groups such as the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, and legs in order to release areas of built up tension.

The firm, slow stroking allows your therapist to stretch stiff contracted areas of muscle and help work out any adhesions (bands of painful rigid tissue) that may be causing chronic tension.

This deep pressure, when applied properly, has the added psychological benefit of encouraging the body to release serotonin and oxytocin — known as the “happy hormones” — leaving you quite relaxed after your deep tissue experience.

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Benefits of Deep Tissue Therapy

Deep tissue massage is used to focus on specific problems associated with pain, especially when it is associated with chronic tension and rehabilitation.

The deep tissue modality is incorporated into various forms of pain relief massage because of its effectiveness in helping alleviate symptoms of:

  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Hamstring Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Injury Recovery
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Sports Recovery
  • Piriformis Syndrome

The objective is to release tension while reducing inflammation of the muscles to allow the body to heal faster, and soothe the suffering of chronic pain. The results of this type of body work will be relaxation, improved circulation, and increased mobility.

What to expect after your Deep Tissue Experience?

After a deep tissue massage at Massage Rx LA, you might feel some soreness in the massaged areas of your body; this is completely normal. Deep tissue is like giving your muscles a relaxation workout to speed up recovery and pain relief. 

Your body may feel sore afterwards, but if pain develops, please let your massage therapist know so that they can take steps to help remediate your symptoms. If the pain persists after consultation with your massage therapist, contact your healthcare provider.

Just like staying hydrated after a workout, it is important to drink plenty of water after your massage appointment in order to flush out the built up lactic acid in your muscles — this will help reduce the amount of soreness and improve overall muscle recovery.

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Functional and Therapeutic Body Work

Every one of our highly skilled therapists is certified and licensed,
with years of experience using massage therapy to help clients reach their ultimate health goals.
We conduct a thorough intake to customize each therapy session for your individual needs,
and even put together a detailed wellness program for aftercare.

Our goal is to elevate your health and wellness through massage therapy
so you can live life at peak performance!

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