Deep tissue work is an umbrella term for bodywork systems that work deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains. Other systems that are known for deep tissue massage are rolfing, soma bodywork, sports massage, among many others.
Deep Tissue Massage
Therapy in Des Moines, Iowa
Deep tissue work has been found effective in treating chronic pain, muscle adhesions (muscle fibers that stick together creating a knot), whiplash, sciatica, and much more. It can be either corrective or generally therapeutic. The client must be relaxed to work deeply. The pressure starts lightly and progresses to the deepest level the client can tolerate. This kind of work is not for every one but can be very beneficial.
If you find that you have chronic tension, and high levels of stress in your life, you might find deep tissue work very beneficial. It has been shown that deep tissue work can possibly lower blood pressure. It has also been shown to reduce stress and heart rate by releasing oxytocin and serotonin. To see if deep tissue work might be right for you, contact us today.