Deep Tissue Massage goes as far back as Ancient Greece, Egypt and China. These civilizations ascribed the first written records of the benefits of this favored bodywork modality that utilizes friction and working across the grain of the muscles or with slow lengthening strokes. Massage aids in the long term healing process of scars and the affected surrounding tissues from surgeries, sprains and tears, etc. Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular Massage will even halt new unwanted lesions from forming.
Our bodies produce a tough fibrous connective tissue made from collagen. Its certain consistency is what makes a scar cosmetically and functionally different than un-compromised skin. But when affecting below the surface this barrier slows circulation, inhibits lymph drainage, nutrients and overall mobility. This connective tissue is not uniformed for movement, whereas ligaments (responsible for joints and made from tough but flexible fibrous tissue) and tendons (connective tissue adhering muscle to bone). Scars are produced for anchorage to prevent further injury but lack flexibility. Systematically releasing these deep lesions while you are within your comfort level is the goal of any therapist. With a licensed practitioner you can also achieve improvement with:
a) Range of motion
b) Muscle spasms
c) Relief with fibromyalgia
e) Postural problems
f) Lymph function
g) Oxygen and nutrients
h) Alleviating stress and anxiety
As massage is a treatment, it is not right for everybody or during certain stages. Licensed Massage Therapists are in no circumstance intended to diagnose but to refer in case of a concern. Always be proactive if you have any concerns for your health and be cleared by a medical doctor before scheduling an appointment if you have any un-diagnosed pain/changes or signs of an infection.
Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular Massage is pain management and prevention without a pill. You will be catered to your individual preferences along with your needs. In taking initiative with your body’s natural healing process you are also insuring longevity and preventing against re-occurrence. On the other hand, there is everything right about scheduling an appointment just to take the time for you.
There is no greater gift than your health. Take care