Deep Tissue Massage and Backpain


8th December 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Therapy



Deep Tissue Sports Massage
Sports massage uses deep tissue techniques to work on the deep layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpfull for many musculo-skeletal injuries and commonly for lower back pain which may be chronically tense and contracted. It consists of working the muscles fibres, tendons and ligaments.

Here we look to answer the following questions;
How does Deep Tissue Sports Massage help?
Is Deep Tissue Sports Massage Painful
Deep Tissue Sports Massage – more than treatment for lower back pain
Deep tissue Sports Massage and precautions
Why get a Deep Tissue Massage for Back Pain?
A final note for Deep Tissue Sports Massage

How does Deep Tissue Sports Massage help?
Deep tissue massage is aimed at breaking down adhesions using deep pressure techniques restoring muscle balance, relaxing the tissue and reducing the pain.
Adhesions are painful bands of rigid tissue which are a result of chronic muscle tension; these can limit movement, cause pain and restrict circulation.
When working on the lower back or any area on the body the massage therapist may use their hands, elbows, forearms and finger to apply pressure.

 

Is Deep Tissue Sports Massage Painful
Deep tissue work is strong and intense and there is a certain amount of discomfort, however this is not the aim and when attending for a deep tissue sports massage, the therapist works within your comfort zone.
After a deep tissue massage there can be some stiffness or pain, but it should subside within a day or so.

Deep Tissue Sports Massage – more than treatment for lower back pain
Deep tissue massage in Manchester can be used fore various condition, however it can also focus on a specific problem, such as:
Muscle tension
Restricted mobility
Sports injury treatment
Repetitive strain injury
Postural problems from prolong sitting and driving etc
Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage.

Deep tissue Sports Massage and precautions

When attending for a deep tissue massage for any back pain or injury the therapist will go through a consultation as massage is not recommended for certain people and conditions such as:
Inflamed skin
Tumors
Abdominal hernia
Fractures
Infectious skin disease
After surgery
Anyone with a risk from blood clots or cardio-vascular disease.
It is important to drink plenty of water as you can after the massage its assists the flushing of metabolic waste from the tissues.

Why get a Deep Tissue Massage for Back Pain?
When muscles are used incorrectly or excessively they become stressed leading to stiffness and reduced function this can affect oxygen and nutrient supply, leading to toxin build up and inflammation. A deep tissue massage can loosen muscle tissues improving circulation allowing the release of toxins from muscles via improved blood and oxygen flow.

A final note for Deep Tissue Sports Massage
Deep tissue massage is viewed as a wonderful way of maintaining body health and function, particular for injury prevention and lower back pain, and regularly recommended by health care professionals such as osteopaths and physiotherapists.

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