Deep tissue massage is unique in that the massage techniques employed are applied deep within muscle tissues. Today, we’ll delve into a list of what makes deep tissue massage different than other massage therapy techniques.

Fascia Stretching

Fascia is a band of tissue that’s essential for properly containing muscles, separating muscles from other muscles, and separating muscles from organs. Furthermore, fascia serves in attaching muscles to body parts, and it encloses muscles which provides muscle stability. Stretching the fascia ensures that muscles aren’t inappropriately compressed, strained, or tense. With stretched fascia, muscle health can improve.

Working Into Deep Layers

Deep tissue massage works into deep muscle layers, including deep fascial layers. When a massage therapist penetrates into deep tissue layers, these muscle and fascia layers benefit from stretching. Muscle tissue further benefits from improved circulation to the muscle.

Healing Tissue Scars & Adhesion

Adhesions can occur between and within muscles and organs. Adhesion is considered a scar tissue that inappropriately connects tissues that should not be connected. Adhesion can occur due to strains, tears, and overexertion; and it may be caused by athletic pursuits, surgeries, or other strenuous movements. Deep tissue massage can break adhesions and heal tissue scars.

In effect, deep tissue massage is a powerful tool for those inflicted with tissue scarring and inflexible fascia. Moreover, deep tissue massage offers the full list of benefits that many other massage therapies provide, including stress reduction, improved mood, more fulfilling sleep, etc. If you’re looking to try out deep tissue massage here in Encinitas, call on Kristen Ogden to set up an appointment today!