Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Deep tissue massage therapy is
similar to a general massage, but the deeper pressure is
beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The massage
therapist's focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue,
tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding
muscles, bones and joints) resulting in the release of
toxins and a reduction of pain.
Recent studies have shown that an
blood pressure may decrease significantly after a single 45 to 60 minute deep
tissue massage. Additionally, a study in the
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities
like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate
while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release
of oxytocin and serotonin.
Please talk with your professional
massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage therapy
would be beneficial for you.