Deep Tissue Massage and Sports Massage
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body. Because deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, tightness in the lower back and sore shoulders. It helps ease stress and tension, which can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. Deep-tissue massage can help increase the body's production of serotonin, the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings. Over time, deep-tissue massage therapy can help to break up adhesions and scar tissue from previous injuries. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area.
The main aims of a Sports Massage treatment is to restore normal function of muscles, joints and tissues after an injury, to enhance the athletes performance and to prevent injury. Sports Massage is not just for the athlete as it can help with general muscular aches and pains, and a number of chronic conditions. Sports Massage helps the athlete to prepare for and recover from activity and helps maintain good health. It helps to increase recovery time, range of movement in joints, muscle length and tone, and circulation and lymphatic drainage. It also helps to decrease tightness and tension in muscles, scar tissue and adhesions, pain and stiffness. Sports Massage also helps to relieve cramps and relax the nervous system.