Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the deep layer of muscle and connective tissues within the body. This style of massage can be beneficial for both athletes and non-athletes, with many professional athletes choosing this type of massage to help their injuries heal faster. To learn more about why deep tissue massages are so beneficial, read below!
Why do athletes need deep tissue massage?
Athletes of all types can benefit from deep tissue massage, particularly if they are recovering from an injury. Deep tissue massages help athletes recover faster by reducing their recovery time and preventing future injuries.
When you get a deep tissue massage it will break up the scar tissues that have built up in your muscle fibre as well as release anything trapped inside. This release of toxins is also referred to as ‘flushing’ and can help speed up the healing process.
Not only that, but deep tissue massages are extremely relaxing for athletes after a long day at work or hours spent on their feet training so hard! This type of massage will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.
Can a normal person get relief?
Yes! Believe it or not, deep tissue massages are a great way to relax and relieve tension in everyday people. If you have been sitting at your computer for too long, gardening all day, spending hours on the bus commuting to work then this type of massage is going to be just what you need. The benefits range from muscle relaxation after a long week on your feet or common activities that can strain the muscles including sports and hiking and cycling.
Who should perform a deep tissue massage?
A professional masseuse is obviously who you should ask for one of these types of massages, but if this isn’t an option, don’t worry! There are many great techniques to perform yourself. It may take some practice before you perfect the art though so I would recommend watching some youtube videos or even taking a few lessons on how to properly.
if I take medication is a massage still safe?
No, it is not recommended to have a massage if you are taking medication. Massage therapy can cause the body to release toxins that are stored in tissues and muscles into your bloodstream which may interfere with medications or worsen the side effects of meds. It’s always best to speak to your doctor and masseuse before the session for further guidance.