Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by our doctors as a treatment option for patients with musculoskeletal issues. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.
Studies conducted at the The University of Maryland Medical Center concluded that deep-tissue massage is more effective and affordable for relieving chronic pain than conventional medical remedies. Deep-tissue massage helps increases the flow of blood through through the body, which helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. Deep-tissue massage can also help alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.
Injuries that have occurred in the past can often cause scar tissue in the muscles and ligaments of the body. When done correctly, deep-tissue massage therapy can help break up and ultimately eliminate scar tissue in the body. This type of therapy has often been recommended for those recovering from surgery.
Since our offices are well versed in current rehabilitative methods, deep-tissue massage is frequently used to rehabilitate sports injuries.
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