Deep Tissue Massage

type of treatment

Deep Tissue Massage

Helps to reduce pain, increase range of motion, relieve muscle spasm and improve circulation in the body with the use of slow, deep strokes and deep finger pressure on the affected areas.

BENEFITS OF DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm

FAQs

WHAT IS A DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
HOW DOES DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE WORK?
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.
WILL DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE HURT?
At certain points during the massage, some people find there is usually some discomfort.It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.

what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

Dr. Iselborn and his staff are first class top to bottom. This is a complete Sports Medicine and Rehab facility that has been my port in the storm for my chiropractic needs and sports massages. I can't recommend them enough as someone who is 50 with a kindergartener who needs to be at 100% full mobility 24/7.

Brian R.

I'm so grateful for Sports Recovery Annex. After getting more serious about ultra and trail running, I've had my big goal as 100 miles, but after failing to complete my 50 mile race this year, I thought that dream wasn't for me. Instead of quitting, I looked for help, and found this little gem of an athlete's dream! Working with Amra has renewed my confidence in my body, and my mental game. Now I have a toolbox full of tricks to help me manage and overcome my imbalances. This ain't your momma's physical therapy/athletic training; this is challenging and my weaknesses have been brought to light in a way that motivates me to address them. I have not looked forward to a training block like I am right now in so long. I have a good feeling my body will impress me now that I've given in the right kind of attention. I can't wait to focus on becoming better instead of constantly battling to reach my baseline.

Cheers to SRA, 2024's race calendar, and a renewed hope!

Alex Y.

My son runs high school track and field and he was having issues with his hamstring. I was referred to the Sports Recovery Annex and the staff was friendly as well as professional. I would gladly recommend anyone who is having physical problems to the Sports Recovery Annex.

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