Manhattan Wellness Group
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Pain Management . Chiropractic . Acupuncture . Physical Therapy . Massage Therapy
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments. At Manhattan Wellness Group, our massage therapists work hand in hand with our chiropractors to apply synergistic treatment techniques. The two specialists combine to form a treatment plan for each individual patient.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure consistently dropped fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that deep tissue massage has the effects of reducing stress hormone levels and lowering heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation through the release of oxytocin and serotonin into the body.
Muscles have a natural reflex to resist pain. When a certain pressure is applied to muscle during a massage, When a muscle thinks it's about to be injured, and this reflex is triggered.Effective massages relax and release areas of tension.
The massage therapist uses warm oils and direct pressure to relax the top layer of muscle in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue. Depending on the situation, the therapist may need to modify the massage to keep the client comfortable so they do not subconsciously resist the work. When too much pressure is applied during a massage, the muscle or group of muscles will naturally resist force by tightening further. This is the opposite effect of what a massage is all about. Effective massages relax and release areas of tension. So it is always good to let your massage therapist know about your level comfort.
Please talk with your professional massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage therapy would be beneficial for you.
Many people get a deep tissue massage to help relieve chronic aches and pain. Some feel the benefits of a deep tissue massage in minimizing Lower back pain, releasing tension in a stiff neck, sore shoulders, upper back, or loosening tight muscles in their arms and legs.
Deep Tissue Massage can be used for the following:
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