Deep Tissue Massage


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Deep Tissue Massage in Hampton Roads by Jeannie Smith

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage modality that focuses on your deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in your body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. It is often used to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on very specific areas and may result in some soreness during or right after your massage. However, if the massage is done correctly, you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

Why Deep Tissue Massage? Besides the relaxation that results from the treatment, it is beneficial to your health. When your muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that traps toxins in the muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage loosens muscle tissues, releases toxins from the muscles and gets blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.

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