Las Vegas Deep Tissue Massage
Sitting for long periods of time weakens the skeletal musculature while reducing circulation in compressed structures. Staring at screens will have a detrimental effect on your neck and back. Emotional distress or trauma can cause us to dis-associate further. Deep Tissue massage is a tool by which we can rapidly help you to re-connect through the feedback of touch. This is where the deep tissue massage proves extremely efficient. Regular massage techniques only work on the upper layer of the muscles. However, a deep tissue massage can accomplish what other many therapies cannot. At Las Vegas Massage, our goal is to provide you with effective deep tissue work that doesn’t leave you bruised and battered. Our massage therapists alternate deep tissue techniques with relaxing strokes to allow your body to relax into the release. We hope that you will call us so that you may experience a deep tissue massage customized just for you by one of our many telented Las Vegas Massage Therapists.
We specialize in Deep Tissue Massage.
We begin most sessions by applying heat packs to the areas of your body. It feels amazing and will calm your muscles and nervous system. You will slowly feel the muscles start to unwind. During the massage we will use the exact amount of pressure to relieve your tight and sore muscles. We moderate our pressure according to your tolerances. As your muscles begin to relax, we will use more advanced techniques to get to the deep muscles that may be causing your pain. Occasionally it will be painful, but once we release the pressure, you will feel a surge of blood flowing to the affected area, flushing out the de-oxygenated blood and replacing it with freshly oxygenated blood. This is how muscles begin to heal.
Deep Tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deep layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is famous for helping to relieve chronic aches and pain. Deep Tissue is a generalized term for a vast collection of techniques. This type of massage tends to be slow and focused, with pressure that is impactful throughout multiple layers of muscular tissue. Additionally, these deep contracted areas will include areas of the body such as the neck and upper back, lower back, leg muscles tightness, and frozen shoulders.
How does it work?
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions of painful tissue in muscles. 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 accomplish a Deep Tissue Massage, the Massage Therapist utilizes massage oils and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
Does Deep Tissue Massage hurt?
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. Deep Tissue Massage is a very intense technique. Instead of gentle strokes, it uses vigorous hand movements. To get the maximum muscle activation, you would generally use the fingers or the palms. However, to activate deep muscles, the Therapist will have to use their elbows, knuckles and forearms.
- Keep in mind that a Deep Tissue Massage is not for recreational purposes. The benefits of Deep Tissue Massage are numerous. First and foremost, is the potential of deep tissue to return muscles to a normal resting length. This will improve circulation in previously constricted areas in the body. It will also help to move out the waste products of cellular respiration. This is why a deep tissue massage is extremely popular amongst athletes. Of course, individuals who are suffering from chronic pain also benefit from this therapy.
- Another important contributing factor is the experiencing of pain due to the stress of hormones. The brain is always receiving nociception, which is the body’s way of interpreting internal as well as external stimuli. This pain signaling is a natural ongoing process. However, under continued duress, the body accumulates toxins related to stress hormones. These hormones, such as cortisol effect our body. This is when we begin feeling aches and pains we did not have before. The massage modalities like Deep Tissue, reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin. The result is a lowering of the brain’s defense mechanisms and a greater receptivity to the experiencing of pleasure. The Hormone released by the brain that gives you this pleasure is dopamine. Our goal is to help your bodies natural ability to release dopamine.
Deep tissue massage is often used to treat:
- Chronic Pain
- Limited Mobility
- Recovery from Injuries
- Postural Problems
- Osteoarthritis Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Muscle Tension or Spasm.
Cons of getting a Deep Tissue Massage
Nothing is free in the universe. For every action, there is an equall and opposite reaction. While there are numerous advantages of getting a deep tissue massage, there are also certain disadvantages as well. The first and foremost disadvantage of the deep tissue massage is the pain that it may cause. Even though the long term benefits of this massage type are many, the initial discomfort can be too intense for some people. It may even be impossible to bear. Keep in mind that this discomfort is what makes it so effective. In order to have an effect on the multiple layers of deep tissue, you need to apply a lot of pressure. But like all therapies, there is a limit to what the deep tissue therapy can achieve. If the discomfort lasts for more than a day or two, it usually means that the issue at hand is beyond what this therapy can cure. In addition to this, some clients may experience swelling and inflammation in the muscles after this massage. This is quite common with other therapies as well.
Massage is not recommended for certain people:
- Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
- Immediately after surgery
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation
- People with osteoporosis
- Prone to blood clots. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are trained in pregnancy massage.
- Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.