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What is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints) to release adhesions.
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist uses massage oil and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
FOR TREATMENT OF
Chronic aches and pains.
Stiff Upper back.
Low back pain.
Leg muscle tightness.
Patrick has studied cutting edge manual and dry needling triggerpoint techniques with the worlds leading experts and authors on manual therapies for Myofascial pain, Dr. Jan Dommerholt and Dr.Michelle Layton, Bethesda, U.S.A. As well as training in Neuromuscular Therapy with Dr. Scott Bernius, D.C. New York, U.S.A.
Here in Peru he has complented a higher postgradate diploma in manual orthopedic therapy and looking to begin his doctorate studies this year.