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DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Sometimes our imbalances go much deeper than where the traditional Swedish massage reaches. Do you have “hot spots” of pain or tension? Do you suffer from chronic, stiff discomfort, which seems to emanate deep within the tissue? If so, it may be time for you to try a classic Deep Tissue Massage for treatment. While less rhythmic than its Swedish counterpart, sometimes this more intense massage is necessary for successful treatment of those lingering ailments.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During a typical Deep Tissue Massage session, the massage therapist warms up the top layer of muscle and softer tissue. As they go against the grain of the muscles, they begin to gradually press deeper and deeper to release a new layer of tension within hidden trouble areas. While more acute than other massages, the Deep Tissue Massage should not necessarily be painful. Pain, actually, would prove its work counterproductive. Muscles are meant to release more and surrender under the pressure, not tense, which would be a normal reaction if there were pain.
Therefore, expect a good Deep Tissue Massage to provide more pressure, but not necessarily discomfort than a traditional one. It may take a few sessions for a therapist to reach all the deepest layers due to this avoidance of pain, but don’t worry. As your muscles release more and more, you’ll find your therapist can reach deeper and deeper each session.
Many actually find Deep Tissue Massage their massage of choice! Not only does it often treat their chronic pains more effectively, but also many find it allows a deeper relaxation, in general. Again, we at Hawaii Thai Massage & Spa believe massage is a holistic experience. When given correctly, it should provide healing through human touch. No matter the type, the right massage brings comfort and essential balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
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