Massage Therapy

Professional Deep Tissue Massages

Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Soft Tissue Massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”)

Is a Deep Tissue Massage painful?

It shouldn’t hurt, but it’s likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a Soft tissue massage. You should always feel free to speak up if the pressure is too much for you. We tell our massage clients to have open communication with their therapist. If the pressure is too deep, please let the therapist know. There may be swelling in the area of treatment that could be sensitive to deep pressure.

It’s important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush the lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don’t, you might be sore the next day. You could also feel some dizziness, nausea and perhaps even a fever, due to the toxins from the muscles being released into the blood stream. These symptoms are rare, but make it a necessity to drink more water than you usually would drink. It’s possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. This just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. It should pass within a day or so.

Schedule a Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Session at our North Huntingdon or Murrysville Locations.

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Deep Tissue Massage Therapy January 13, 2017