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Massage Techniques

Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage

Deep tissue massage aims to soften hard muscles reducing pain and inflammation, it can also help break up scar tissue. It improves blood circulation and skin tone, preventing the build-up of cellulite. This treatment helps increase joint range of motion and can help to restore damaged ligaments and tendons. These changes along with rehabilitation exercises can help to improve your overall posture.

Swedish massage has a soothing effect on the nervous system as well as overall healing benefits. It aims to relax tight muscles, relieve back and neck aches and reduce swelling. Classic massage is especially effective for tension and stress release, it can help to improve your performance and your state of mind.

Both these types of massage are used to treat various ailments resulting from playing sports, cumulative trauma, acute injuries, and everyday wear and tear. These injuries are all a result of overused muscles.
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonosis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that may be helped with massage.

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