A deep tissue massage can really help you to feel better. As the name implies, it gets deep down into the tissue and finds the places that need the most attention. It helps for any chronic pains that we all have from sitting at a desk, or sitting in traffic for long hours of the day. Here are the top five benefits of deep tissue massage.

Reduces pain
It’s a nasty circle – pain causes tension and increased tension causes pain. A deep tissue massage can alleviate the muscle tension that comes along with chronic pain; it just loosens everything up. The massage will increase the flow of blood through the body and this will help reduce the inflammation that is causing the pain to begin with. By reversing the circle, everything will feel better; and as an added benefit, it’s cheaper, and much more pleasant than medication.

Reduces stress
In a deep tissue massage, the therapist uses oils and pressure to completely relax the muscles as that is necessary to reach the deeper muscles. Just let it all go and let the therapist work.

Improves blood pressure
Relaxing, and reducing pain will help ease the stress and tension mentioned above, which will in turn have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. Deep tissue massage will also increase serotonin, which will make you feel happier.

Breaks up scar tissue
Scar tissue is one of the things that causes pain and stiffness and overtime, a deep tissue massage can break up and get rid of scar tissue in the body. The massage improves flexibility and improves lymphatic circulation and drainage allowing the body to move more easily. For this reason, it is recommended for those recovering from surgery.

Rehabilitates injured muscles
Have you ever wondered why athletes get so many massages? It is a great treatment for injured muscles. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients from moving through the body, but a deep tissue massage can get everything moving again and by relaxing all the muscles, it can help to reduce the pain.

It all really is a circle. Everything that happens within the body eventually affects everything else. A deep tissue massage can reverse the circle of pain and help everything to flow smoothly as it should. Be sure to drink plenty of water before and after the massage to help push out the toxins that the deep tissue massage has started moving through the body. If you experience pain after the massage, take deep warm baths with Epsom salts to further help the body heal.

Do your body a favour and help it heal with deep tissue massage. The massage will reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, and heal the old wounds that are causing the problem, leading to a stronger, healthier, pain-free you!