Are you suffering from muscle soreness, pain, or just stress from everyday life? Do you feel like your body is a big knot of stiff muscles? A deep tissue massage in Denver, CO, might be the solution you’re looking for.
Massage therapy has been used for a variety of physical and mental benefits for thousands of years. Ancient peoples, including the Egyptians, Persians, and Hindus, have thoroughly documented the use of massage therapy and the many ailments it can heal.
Even in modern times, massage therapy is seen as an invaluable tool to alleviate pain, fatigue, arthritis, high blood pressure, bursitis, and so much more. Deep tissue massage is one of the most advanced massage modalities that addresses most of these health issues.
A deep tissue massage in Denver, CO, is very different from a general relaxation massage like a Swedish massage. During a deep tissue massage, the therapist uses firm pressure and slow strokes to massage deep layers of muscle and the connective tissue surrounding those muscles (fascia).
This advanced massage breaks up the muscle adhesions (knots) and scar tissue to restore circulation. As a result, the inflammation and pain in your body is alleviated. The massage therapist begins this massage with lighter pressure, so as to warm up your muscles, and then gradually deepens the pressure.
The common techniques used in deep tissue massage includes “friction” which means applying pressure across the grain of your muscle to break up scar tissue and “stripping” which refers to the practice where your therapist applies deep pressure that glides along the length of your muscle fibers.
These specialized movements are designed to realign your tissue fibers and get you back in shape.