What is Deep Tissue Massage? Deep Tissue Massage is similar to Swedish Massage, but the firmer, more direct and deeper pressure of this technique is specifically designed to alleviate chronic muscle tension and/or pain. During deep tissue massage treatments, the focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia. However, it is important to note that this form of massage also promotes a relaxation response. Studies have shown that for most people, a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage treatment often results in lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduced stress hormone levels, and improved emotional well-being, due to the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
What is Trigger Point Therapy? A Trigger Point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes a sharp, often piercing pain in other parts of the body. For example, A trigger point in the upper back, may result in referral pain in the neck. Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. During treatment, the recipient actively participates by breathing deeply, as he or she identifies the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage include the release of constricted areas in the muscles and the alleviation of pain. Often, clients report experiencing a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. For many people, receiving trigger point therapy regularly helps to them to effectively manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.