Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a massage therapy that emphasizes applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach the tissues situated deeply underneath. The recipient of deep tissue massage usually lays on the stomach or back, while deep pressure is applied to targeted areas of the body by a trained massage therapist. As deep pressure is applied, this stimulate blood flow in those region improving muscle recovery from injuries.
The main focus of deep tissue massage is to lengthen and release muscles rather than relaxation. Relaxation is the outcome not the aim of this therapy. From this therapy muscle tension is relieved and psychological stress are lowered with increased production of serotonin and oxytocin.
Deep tissue massage is found to be very advantageous in stiff muscles, pain in shoulder and chronic lower back pain. This massage therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms by stimulating blood flow, relaxing muscle fibers for better uptake of oxygen. Thus it is ideal after some trekking, hiking, sports and strenuous work.
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