Getting in the Deep
Learn the Deep Tissue Massage
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.
Recurring Tension & Pain
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.
Our Deep Tissue Massage Program
- CHRONIC PAIN
- LOWER BACK PAIN
- RECOVER FROM INJURIES
- POSTURAL PROBLEMS
- MUSCLE TENSION & SPASMS
Deep Tissue Massage Program – Concentrated Therapy
Deep Tissue massage offers clients a form of concentrated therapy to relieve chronic and painful conditions. Deep tissue massage works deep in the layers of muscles and connective tissues. It is excellent to use if a client has chronically tight muscles, needs muscle pain relief, has strained a muscle, experiences posture problems, or is recovering from an injury.
Deep Tissue massage is helpful in alleviating stiffness, encouraging the flow of healing after an injury, such as whiplash or a fall. These types of injuries may cause internal trauma deep within the affected area. The Deep Tissue Massage Program at Thai-Issan Massage Academy teaches how to effectively work with these types of injuries for effective relief.