Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage isn’t always the answer to getting to the source of a person’s pain problem. In fact a massage therapist could possibly cause more pain then gain and damage soft tissue. I will agree that sometimes deep pressure is good but from what I have seen in the past ten years since becoming a massage therapist it is largely unnecessary.
The muscles really want to be warmed with good blood flow, lengthened and elongated. A trained experienced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist will be sure to bring the blood flow to the surface of the tissues, by stroking the tissues in the direction of the fibers to elongate the muscles and release trigger points. Trigger Points are uncomfortable and can create a burning sensation when pressed with a thumb or a finger. When a therapist locates a trigger point she/he will press into it and will not take the clients pain tolerance level higher than can reasonable handled by the client. The therapist waits for a twitch response just before the muscle releases and relaxes before she/he letting up on the pressure. After your massage you should feel like you had a big stretch all over your body, blood flowing and feeling relaxed and serene.