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Deep Tissue Massage in Lexington, Kentucky

March 8th, 2017 • Posted by Mary Nix • Permalink

When it comes to massage, it's important to realize that there are several different methods, just as there are several different types of dance or music. One type of massage called deep tissue massage, is used to break up scar tissue, and to physically break down "knots" or adhesions in muscles (bands of painful, rigid tissue). And because it improves blood circulation, it helps reduce painful inflammation.

How It's Done

At the beginning of a deep tissue massage session, light pressure is applied in order to warm up and prepare the muscles. Then, the massage therapist will begin using firmer pressure and slow strokes which are designed to reach deep layers of muscle and the tissue surrounding it.

How You'll Benefit

Deep tissue massage is usually used to focus on a specific problem like chronic muscle pain or rehabilitation after an injury. It can also help with the following conditions:

  • lower back pain
  • repetitive motion injuries (e.g.: carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow)
  • muscle tension in the major muscle groups such as the hamstrings or glutes
  • osteoarthritis pain
  • sciatica
  • fibromyalgia
  • upper back and neck pain
  • sports injuries
  • pain caused by poor posture

Does It Hurt?

It's possible that you'll feel some pain or discomfort during the massage as your therapist works on areas of scar tissue or adhesions. You should let your therapist know if you feel pain so that he or she can adjust the technique being used to make you more comfortable.

Afterwards

For a day or two after your massage you may feel a little soreness, but it should subside quickly. Drinking lots of water after your massage is a good idea, since it can help flush metabolic waste from your tissues.

Good to Know

According to Consumer Reports Magazine, half of the people who used it, ranked deep tissue massage as more effective at relieving the pain of osteoarthritis than all other treatments including over-the-counter pain medications, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic techniques, diet and exercise!

If you're in the Lexington, Kentucky region and are suffering from any of the conditions listed above, contact us at Eagle Creek Massage to arrange a deep tissue massage session.

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