Deep Tissue Massage Edmonton
We offer deep tissue massage therapy services at both our North and South locations. Book your appointment online or give us a call to schedule!
What Is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues.
This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
What Are The Benefits Of Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. But it can still help to you unwind mentally, too. People have also reported that deep tissue massage helps with:
- Sports injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- High blood pressure
- Tennis elbow
Are There Any Side Effects?
It’s not unusual to have some lingering soreness for a few days following a deep tissue massage. Using a heating pad or a cold pack wrapped in a towel may help to relieve soreness.
Though massage therapy is generally safe, deep tissue massage uses very firm pressure and may not be safe for everyone. Speak to your doctor before having a deep tissue massage if you:
- Have a history of blood clots or clotting disorder
- Are taking blood thinners
- Have a bleeding disorder
- Have cancer or ongoing cancer treatment
Anyone with osteoporosis or cancer that’s spread to the bones should avoid deep tissue massage as the firm pressure used may cause a fracture. You should also hold off on deep tissue massages if you’re pregnant. Gentler types of massage, such as Swedish massage, may be a better option.
Book Your Deep Tissue Massage Today
If you want to try a deep tissue massage, it’s important to work with a qualified massage therapist.
AH Massage & Acupuncture always have certified massage therapist available. Call or book line