Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage refers to various regimens or massage styles that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. The aim is to affect the various layers of fascia that support muscle tissues and lossen bonds between the layers of connective tissues. Specifically, therapists work to release adhesions, which are rigid bands of tissue that can cause pain and chronic tension and restrict motion
Deep tissue massage is generally used to target a specific area of pain, stiffness or reduced function, primarily by breaking down adhesions that often form as a response to injury. They can cause reduced range of motion and chronic pain. Some of the conditions for which deep tissue massage may be helpful include: fibromyalgia, sports or other injuries to muscles such as strains, sprains or pulls; pain from osteoarthritis or other bone conditions; or repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
At TMT, you'll experience three deep tissue techniques:
-Deep Gliding is the manipulation that uses enough pressure to have a mechanical effect.
-Deep Transverse Friction is a massage that broadens and stretches the tissues of muscles, tendons or ligaments. This breaks down unwanted adhesions restoring motion to muscles.
-Trigger Point Massage is the "kneading" out of hyperirritable tissue that illicits a pain response when pressure is applied. To put it simply, it's getting the knots out of our muscles.