Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage therapy techniques are quite similar. However, if you're dealing with chronically tight muscles and tension then a deep tissue massage is probably the best treatment option. A massage therapist at Natural Concepts Massage & Healing in North Fort Myers will discuss which therapy is right for you.

At Natural Concepts, we pride ourselves in giving our clientele the best therapy for their specific needs. A therapist will take the time to sit down and discuss what your needs and concerns are and come up with the best plan of action. If you're dealing with a lot of stress and tend to hold your stress in your muscles a deep tissue massage will definitely benefit you.

What Is A Deep Tissue Massage?

A deep tissue massage focuses on the deepest parts of the muscle tissue and includes the tendons and the fascia. The fascia is the fibrous tissue surrounding the muscles. When you experience severe muscle tension all of these areas - the muscles, tendons and fascia - are involved. A massage therapist uses their hands, fingers, and arms to loosen and relax these tissues.

Of course, this type of massage isn't limited to the shoulders and neck, though this is definitely where most people store their stress. Other parts of the body can experience tension as well. If your back is out of alignment, you probably have some muscles and tendons which are extremely tense throughout your back, hips and legs. Our massage therapists will find out where the tension is and gently yet firmly apply pressure to reduce the tension.

Will It Hurt?

The words "deep tissue" can seem somewhat intimidating at first. Please be assured, though, that our therapists will not work past your level of comfort. The therapists have been trained to give a massage in such a manner which results in little to no discomfort.

Of course, if your muscles are tense they will most likely be somewhat sore, in which case you may feel tender during and after the massage. Our massage therapists will give you at-home recommendations to help ease the muscle tenderness. Recommendations include making sure to drink lots of water immediately after your massage and taking a hot bath or shower to further relax the muscles.

The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

The biggest benefit of deep tissue massage is it reduces the tension in the muscles. Once you release the tension there are even more benefits.
These include:

  • Increased flexibility and circulation
  • Better energy flow
  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate
  • Increased relaxation
  • Release of "happy hormones" (serotonin and oxytocin)
  • Increased lymph flow
  • Detoxification

These are just a few of the many benefits of deep tissue massage. Ask one of our massage therapists if deep tissue massage is right for you!

Natural Concepts Massage and Healing in North Fort Myers is committed to helping you heal. Contact us today via phone, text or email to schedule a deep tissue massage therapy session today!