What is Deep Tissue Massage?
A deep tissue massage is a full body massage that borrows heavily from Swedish massage techniques but employs deep pressure and slow movements to treat muscles and
connective tissues (known as fascia) below the surface muscle layers.
In a deep tissue massage your therapist will seek out knots and areas of chronic tension in the muscle. They will spend time focusing on releasing the tension in these
areas using specific, dedicated deep pressure techniques.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage will help to reduce spasms and scar tissue resulting from chronic injury or overuse. It will release tension, reduce muscle tightness and help treat
chronic pain. This works by addressing the tightness and tension and reducing inflammation from stressed muscles in the affected areas. Another benefit of a deep tissue massage is a general increase
in blood circulation and lymphatic flow. This helps increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your system and also helps to accelerate the removal of cellular waste products and toxins.
What is Sports Massage?
Unlike a full body massage, a sports massage generally focuses on specific muscle groups or problem areas - a tight shoulder or injured knee, for example.
A sports massage can be targeted towards either healing or prevention (or both.) You do not need to be a professional athlete to benefit from a sports massage, many
people incorporate it into their regular health and fitness routines.
How a Sports Massage Works
A sports massage focuses on the areas needing treatment and stimulates blood circulation and the circulation of the lymph fluids. (Lymph fluids aid in getting oxygen and
nutrients to a tissue's cells and in removing their associated waste products.) It also helps to increase the flexibility of the muscles and joints in question.
Benefits of a Sports Massage
A sports massage aids in the healing of muscles and tendons. It can address chronic pain and also help alleviate pain due to injuries like joint and muscle strains and
sprains. A sports massage can also help prevent strains and injuries by helping you increase muscle flexibility and joint movement