Deep Tissue Massage

Written by Liza Hartung
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I don't know about any of you, but I could definitely benefit from deep tissue massage. I get some serious knots in my back. In fact, every time I have had a massage, my therapist tells me that I have a lot of tension in my back. However, I think I have been too chicken in the past to really go for the deep tissue. I thought it would hurt too much, but there's really no other way to remove all those pesky knots!

Yes, deep tissue massage can be mildly painful during and even directly after your session. This massage is meant to help release your body of toxins that are trapped and have been stored for a long time. It may feel a little harsher than other methods of massage, but if your therapist knows what he or she is doing, you will feel absolutely amazing a few days later.

Deep Tissue Massage Corrects Your Body

When we get all stressed out and knots build up in areas of our bodies, these knots are blocking oxygen and essential nutrients. Even if you eat healthy and work out regularly, you can have the health-damaging spots. Deep tissue massage is designed to attack these places with slow strokes and deeper pressure than other massages.

In addition, the strokes are generally made across the fibers of the muscle and not along them. It is a wonderful thing that you will be freeing your body of so many unwanted toxins. However, once they are loosened, you need to make sure you drink plenty of water in the hours following your massage. The water will help move the toxins out of your body in the form of waste.

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