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Frequently Asked Questions About Deep Tissue Massage

                   Chiropractor giving patient deep tissue massage

If you've been hearing positive things about a healing technique called deep tissue massage, you may be wondering what this kind of massage is all about, how it works, and whether it might be just the thing to help you with your own physical issues. Here at Shadowood Chiropractic Center, we don't hesitate to administer deep tissue massage as an effective treatment a wide range of physical problems. Here are some frequently asked questions we receive on the subject.

  • What is deep tissue massage? Deep tissue massage is a specialized massage technique often offered alongside other techniques such as Swedish massage, sports massage and trigger point therapy. This technique frees and relaxes muscles, fascia, and other connective tissues that lie beneath the more easily-treated superficial tissues.
  • How is the technique different from Swedish massage? Swedish massage (the technique most people are familiar with) uses light strokes intended to stimulate blood flow and relieve muscle tension close to the surface of the skin. Since deep tissue massage is aimed at tissues closer to the bones, it requires the use of more forceful strokes, even though many of the motion themselves are more or less the same.
  • What does deep tissue massage treat? Deep tissue massage focuses on problems such as adhesions, areas of scar tissue that are binding other tissues painfully and limiting motion. It also treats muscle knits too deep to be released through other methods. It is a useful tool for conditions such as fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, sciatica and chronic muscle strain.
  • Is deep tissue massage painful? Some discomfort may occur as we work to free up adhesions or deep-seated muscle knots. But we can adjust the massage technique is you simply let us know you're hurting. We may also instruct you to take deeper breaths as we work on more sensitive areas. It's all more than worth it if we can banish long-term chronic pain and stiffness that has limited your life for some time.
  • What can I expect following my deep tissue massage? After your first deep tissue massage sessions, you may have some lingering soreness, which can easily be soothed with ice applications. You might also feel a bit light-headed, the result of toxins making their way out of your body. We recommend that you drink plenty of water to aid this process.
  • How does your chiropractic clinic prescribe deep tissue massage? Our Boca Raton chiropractor, Dr. DellaBella, often prescribes deep tissue massage in conjunction with other forms of conservative care such as spinal adjustment and extremity adjustment. This holistic approach allows us to address both alignment issues and soft tissue pain or damage as part of your personalized treatment program.

Visit Our Boca Raton Chiropractor to Get a Deep Tissue Massage

If you're interested in trying the benefits of deep tissue massage for yourself, go with the deep tissue massage Boca Raton trusts. Contact us at 561-488-4000 today!