Any person who trains or plays sports understands how easy it is to damage or stretch a muscle. Muscles injured during sports or competition take time to heal, and deep tissue massage can be a practical part of the rehabilitation process for sports-related muscle injuries.
But what exactly does this type of massage do, and how does it really help? Read this article for a complete understanding of deep tissue therapy.
How exactly does deep tissue massage help injured muscles?
Deep tissue massage therapists can use their fingers and knuckles to reach enough depth to get the most stressed areas of your deep muscle tissues. This constant intense pressure increases blood circulation in the affected area, which contributes to faster and more efficient recovery of this area.
Our professional massage therapists can target the injury’s specific type and location, allowing oxygen and essential recovery nutrients to pass through the muscle tissue while realigning the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. This massage adheres to the principle of “no pain – no benefit.” Our massage therapists delve deeply into how the muscles work, which means you may experience some pain or discomfort.
Is deep tissue massage the same as sports massage?
Sport and Deep tissue massage are similar but not interchangeable.
Sports massage takes into account the biomechanics of the sport or the tasks of the professional athlete and dives more deeply into areas of the body that affect endurance, versatility, and a series of movements for their specific needs rather than general muscle correction and recovery.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
A professional athlete using deep tissue therapy to recover from injury or chronic pain issues may also see various other benefits of deep tissue massage from an experienced massage therapist, including:
- Chronic pain
- Pain in the upper or lower neck and back
- Flexibility and Flexibility Issues
- Pain in osteoarthritis
- Muscle cramps
Along with the general benefits of deep tissue therapy, these massage therapies can increase flow, relax, tighten muscle mass, and revitalize your body to get you back into sports.
What to Expect From a Deep Tissue Massage
An experienced, accredited massage therapist performs deep tissue massage for a sports injury that can cause pain. However, this pain is not due to injury but because all the pent-up stress is released in the deeper muscle layer.
There may be some pain as the therapist increases pressure to get to the deep muscle mass in the affected area. Notify your specialist if the pressure becomes excessive.
Drinking water after a deep tissue therapy session is recommended to help flush out toxic substances from your body that have a much easier flow with much better circulation. Also, drinking enough water usually helps people feel less pain the day after a deep tissue massage.
Reliable deep tissue therapy may take some time
Injuries do not recover overnight, especially if the injury is deep muscle stress that affects adaptation and range of motion abilities. Professional athletes are often short-tempered and need quick recovery to return to the field or the court.
Effective deep tissue therapy from professional specialists will require several sessions to act on the affected areas. Each case is different, and knots and stress in damaged body parts will undoubtedly require an extensive rehabilitation plan that integrates deep tissue therapy with other types of exercise.
Whether your body needs help recovering or you want to heal sore muscle tissue, call NYC Massage and SPA to learn more about deep tissue therapy!