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Deep Tissue Massage Myths– Busted!

February 22, 2017

 

Deep tissue massage is a popular form of therapy. Yet, there are many myths associated with it. This deters people from getting it. The purpose of this blog is to clarify the misconceptions people have about deep tissue massage:

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is designed to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. This form of massage focuses primarily on the deep layers of muscle tissue, fascia and tendons. Hence, it can help release muscle tension, pain or stiffness.  Not to mention, it provides stress relief and can regulate blood pressure and heart rate.

How is it performed?

Put simply, your deep tissue massage therapist will target certain areas of your body. This will allow you to release pressure. Typically, therapists place firm pressure on key areas. However, some techniques entail the use of gentle pressure targeting.

Myths you need to stop believing

The following are the most common deep tissue massage myths:

It can’t work without excessive pressure

Not true. As mentioned earlier, your therapist can use firm or gentle pressure on your body areas. In fact, pressure is a personal choice. It’s up to you to decide how much pressure you can withstand. More pressure doesn’t necessarily mean better outcomes. Deep tissue massage isn’t about pressure; it’s about applying gentle strokes to certain body areas to trigger a physiological response.

It hurts

Contrary to popular belief, deep tissue massage isn’t painful. Remember, a professional therapist makes his/her clients feel at easy. So, clients don’t feel any pain. Although it won’t hurt, the massage can be intense for some people.

Bruising is a normal part

Not really. You shouldn’t have any bruises after the massage. In fact, bruises indicate improper pressure application by a therapist. Most people get a subcutaneous bruise. It occurs under the skin and is intramuscular. In other cases, anemic client may experience a bruise. Thus, they should refrain from getting a deep tissue massages.

Are you searching for professional deep tissue massage in NY? Look no further. At Sports Massage on 7th, we offer integrated deep tissue massage therapy sessions at the best prices in NYC. 

Our treatment sessions are designed for athletes (marathon runners, swimmers, dancers, cyclists and more), performers, office workers, frequent business travelers and more. We use focused techniques, including myofascial release, deep compression, muscle stripping and friction, trigger point therapy, and more.

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