Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Specialist in West Palm Beach, Lake Park FL
Deep tissue massage is a therapy used to treat musculoskeletal issues, for instance, sprains and strains. Your therapist would apply firm pressure to your tissues and release muscle tension. Get your deep tissue massage therapy at Serenity Massages of the Palm Beaches in Lake Park, FL. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1408 North Killian Dr. Suite 201, Lake Park Fl 33403.
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For those who have only received regular massages before, experiencing a deep tissue massage can be jarring. However, the benefits that deep tissue massages offer to those who need them can be life-changing. Whether you have incurred a sports-related injury, suffer from arthritis, have pain due to poor posture, or suffer from stress, anxiety, or depression, deep-tissue massages can provide a world of relief from pain and tension. If you find that regular massages just aren’t getting deep enough for you, deep tissue massages may just provide that little bit more pressure you need.
Deep tissue massages are a specific type of massage that is primarily used to treat different musculoskeletal concerns including sports injuries or sprains due to their ability to promote quicker healing through increased blood flow and a reduction of inflammation. Many people who develop “knots” in their shoulders or back will turn to deep tissue massages as they are able to help get rid of them by breaking up the scar tissue and breaking down the muscle adhesions. Additionally, deep tissue massages provide relief for those who are suffering from any muscle pain or stiffness, improving the overall mobility of the muscles and joints being treated.
While feeling some discomfort is entirely normal during a deep tissue massage, it should not be causing unbearable pain. If you are experiencing pain that surpasses minor discomfort, let your massage therapist know so that they can go a little bit lighter in that spot. The point of receiving a deep tissue massage is to work on existing muscle tension, which requires manually breaking it up, which requires a fair amount of pressure from the massage therapist. The level of discomfort you feel will vary depending on how much muscle, adhesions, and scar tissue they have to break through, so if you have severe muscle tension in one spot, you will likely feel more discomfort there. If the discomfort evolves quickly into deeper pain, let your massage therapist know right away so that they can adjust accordingly.
While deep tissue massages and regular massages (also commonly referred to as Swedish massages) are fairly similar, they differ in pressure, technique, the intent of massage, and which areas of the body they are focusing on. Neither one is better or worse than the other, it just depends on what exactly you’re looking for in a massage. Deep tissue massages use deeper pressure than regular massages, making them more beneficial for patients who have sports-related injuries or deep knots, but provide less relaxation than regular massages. Regular massages focus much more on releasing overall tension in the body through a slightly lighter pressure and a softer ambiance to encourage the patient to relax completely. It is especially useful for those who have tighter muscles that need loosening often in their shoulders, lower back, and neck.
Deep tissue massages are less focused on relaxing and are intended to target deep in your tissues, muscles, and tendons to provide relief from inflammation. The patients that seek out deep tissue massages are more often athletes or people suffering from injuries or chronic pain conditions. If you are looking for a relaxing massage experience to release some tension that has been building up in your body, a regular massage is likely going to be better for you. If you are recovering from an injury or have severe knots in your back, a deep-tissue massage may be more up your alley.
It is very common for patients to feel a bit sore either immediately after receiving a deep tissue massage or the following day. Applying a cold compress to any areas on your body that were focused on will help to relieve some of that soreness and any swelling. As well, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water both before and after the massage to prevent risking dehydration. Don’t be surprised if you feel the need to urinate more frequently after the massage as your body will be trying to get rid of any toxins that were released throughout the massage (and from your increased water intake) but make sure to keep drinking water to further prevent dehydration. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1408 North Killian Dr. Suite 201, Lake Park Fl 33403. We serve clients in Lake Park FL, Palm Beach Gardens FL, West Palm Beach FL, North Palm Beach FL, Jupiter FL, Juno FL, and surrounding areas.
Additional Services We Offer
• Massage Therapy
• Skin Tightening (RF) With Venus Legacy
• Body Contouring With Venus Bliss
• Lymphatic Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Stone Massage
• Reflexology Massage
• Swedish Massage
• Foot Detox
• Cellulite Reduction With Venus Legacy
• Minimize Scars With Venus Legacy
• Lymphatic Flow By Venus Legacy
• Radio-Frequency Treatment