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Is deep tissue massage good for your muscles?

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What is deep grilling and how does it work?

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage used to treat musculoskeletal problems such as stress and sports injuries. It involves the application of constant pressure with slow deep strokes on the inner layers of muscle and connective tissue. It helps break down scar tissue that forms after an injury and reduces muscle and tissue tension. It can speed up the healing process by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. Learn more about deep tissue massage including how it compares to Swedish massage and what to expect during a session by reading on.

What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is beneficial for the body and mind. Deep tissue massage can help reduce muscle soreness and stiffness while relaxing other massage techniques. But it helps to relax the mind. In the year A 2014 study of 59 participants found that deep tissue massage improved people with chronic low back pain. According to the scientists the results were comparable to those of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil).

Deep tissue massage has also been claimed to help with:

  • sports-related injuries
  • fibromyalgia
  • high blood pressure plantar fasciitis
  • tennis elbow sciatica