Do you often find you have lots of pain during the day? Certain types of activity and behavior may trigger different kinds of pain in your body. If you’re looking for a natural way to temporarily stop pain, different kinds of massage may help. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we offer deep tissue massages, which target painful areas and works. One of the ways we do that is through deep tissue massage. A deep tissues massage is typically more intensive than a Swedish massage, but still aims to relax you while loosening any tightness you experience.

What is a Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage is type of massage designed to give you some kind of temporary pain relief from whatever you’re feeling. The pain may come from a chronic condition, or may be something more temporary, like pain from the way you sit throughout the work day.

During a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use different strokes with differing intensities to relieve any type of tension in your muscles. During your pre-massage conversation, let Aruna know of any sore spots you currently have. Those areas are where she’ll focus most of the massage. While the massage is more intense than other types of massage, you shouldn’t notice any pain or soreness following the massage.

What It Helps With

Deep tissue massages help with a variety of different ailments. Because the touches and strokes are more intense, they work to alleviate any tension or soreness you feel deep in your muscles. So, if you have recurring muscles problems stemming from fibromyalgia, a deep tissue massage may help. Also, because the massage helps open up the blood vessels, it’s a great temporary relief from high blood pressure. Additionally, any sports injuries, sciatica pain, or tennis elbow may be helped through deep tissue massage. Remember, be upfront during your pre-appointment conversation with Aruna so she can target specific areas of your body for pain relief.

How It Differs

If you want a more relaxing massage that doesn’t serve many other purposes, you’ll want to choose a Swedish massage. This type of massage uses gentle strokes to aid in relaxation. It won’t do much to break up any tension you feel deep in your muscles and body tissue that stems from specific causes. Overall, if you want a massage that gives you a little more relief from pain instead of a massage that provides relaxation, choose a deep tissue massage instead of a Swedish massage. During the pre-massage conversation, Aruna will determine the best type of massage for you.

If you want to take a massage a step further to help in pain relief, turn to a deep tissues massage. While Aruna applies more pressure to the spot that causes you pain or tension, it won’t be a massage that hurts for days after. If you’re looking for a little extra something in your massage, consider a deep tissue massage. Ask Aruna about a deep tissue massage next time you’re in the office. Contact Therapeutic Medical Massage now.