Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other natural occurring waste. All of which contribute to reduced pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.For over 15 years, Dr. Jeff Schneider DC at Hillside Chiropractic has been a premier provider for massage therapy. Through the application of deep tissue massages, he is able to focus on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue, which, in turn, increases the body’s ability to work as intended.
How does deep tissue massage work?
It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. When used in addition to chiropractic ART, the results of each are greater than when used as a sole therapy. Elk River Massage with Hillside, you will feel, and notice the positive difference in your everyday life.
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. 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 addresses the bodies need for help by physically breaking down 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. Every action of massage is dependent on what the body needs, every body is different. Communication and feedback with your massage therapist is key to a great outcome.
Will deep tissue massage hurt?
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. 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.