Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage therapy focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles.
The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massages works by breaking down the stress that can block circulation and cause pain, inflammation and limit movement.
Our masseuses customize the massage to fit your needs. Call 310-867-4925 to schedule an appointment now!
How Does Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Work?
Deep tissue massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues.
It also relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other toxins, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
Why Do People Get Massage Therapy?
People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:
- Back pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and stress-related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
- Release toxins out of the body
Deep tissue massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body’s stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol. Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.
What a Typical Massage Therapy Session is Like
A typical massage therapy session is between 60 and 90 minutes and can be longer depending your personal preference. Your massage will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.
Please undress (or feel free to keep your underwear on) while the massage therapist is out of the room, and lie face down under the sheet on the massage table.
When you are ready, the massage therapist will re-enter the room and the therapist will make the proper adjustments to your body to alleviate the stress.
Depending on your preference, the therapist can apply oil or lotion to the body. A full body massage usually begins with the back and then moves down to the legs but can be customized to your needs. We typically like to cover the major muscles including your arms, legs, pectorials, neck, and abdomen; however, depending on the individual, we may spend additional attention on a specific area.
Please communicate to the therapist any issues of soreness, tenderness, pain or areas of tension. This will allow the therapist to apply the proper techniques in order to heal the area. Please also stay under the sheets at all times.
After the massage, the masseur leaves the room so you can get changed.
Take your time getting up. If you sit or stand too quickly you may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Please all drink a lot of water in order to flush out the toxins released during the massage.
Will Massage Therapy Hurt?
Massage therapy shouldn’t hurt. Occasionally there is mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over “knots” and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know.
How Will I Feel After a Massage?
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching for a day.
Massage therapy is not recommended for certain people:
- People with infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
- Immediately after surgery
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- People prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
Massage will not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Additional Massage Tips
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
- If it’s your first time at the clinic, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.