Learn the Deep Tissue Massage Techniques
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain, and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the strokes are the same used as those in classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain, in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (connective tissue surrounding the muscles).
Fascia & the Holding of Tension/Pain
Many clients come to massage because of the need to find relief from pain. For a significant number of them, pain and tension are held in the upper body and result in a number of “tight” spots. Holding in this type of tension pain in the fascia of the body can result in a type of stiffness. Deep tissue massage helps to knead the stiffness out of the fascia and provide relief and release.
- 17 years of age or older
- Physically able to perform massage therapy
- Personal interview
Recurring Tension & Pain Need Regular Treatment
One of the main reasons to become a trained massage therapist is the on-going need to meet the needs of clients. The body holds memory in many places and, even though the massage therapist works hard to release tension and pain, it can return. It takes regular treatment to retrain injured musculature and find healthier ways to manage stress.
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