When many people think of a massage, they picture a relatively light touch, working the skin and surface muscles. While such a massage can promote blood flow and be very relaxing, it won’t do much to help chronic conditions and old injuries.
This is where deep tissue massage is helpful. Deep tissue massage, as performed by the professional massage therapists at PhysioActive, can help relieve the symptoms of deep pain, stiffness, and limited motion.
When you heal from an injury, scar tissue often forms in the place of the injured tissue. Scar tissue isn’t as mobile as the original tissue and can limit your movement and cause pain. A deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper muscles and connective tissue, aiming to break up this scar tissue and restore your mobility.
For Chronic Disease
Deep tissue massage can also be quite helpful for chronic diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Using deep strokes with the fingertips, elbows, and knuckles, our expert massage therapists release knots of muscle and connective tissue. This reduces flare-ups of chronic problems as well as soothing current pain and stiffness.