Deep tissue massage is one of the therapy options at Colorado Natural Medicine and Acupuncture. We usually suggest this method of functional medicine for specific and chronic pain such as:
- Injury rehabilitation (falls, whiplash, etc.)
- Low back pain
- Repetitive strain
- Neck pain
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Leg pain
In addition, deep tissue massage can help to break down cellulite. This benefit is due to increased circulation, increased hydration to the area, and a decreasing in the tug of the fascia within the skin.
What happens when you get a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage therapy works to break down scar tissue. Those “knots” you feel in and around muscles and surrounding tissues? They could be scar tissue. When your injury occurred or as it continues to occur (as is the case with repetitive strain), your body creates its own type of cast around the injured area so that it can heal. Once the healing is complete though, sometimes the “cast” remains.
This painful, rigid tissue can disrupt your circulation in the area, causing continued inflammation, and may result in limited range of motion.
When you receive deep tissue massage treatments, the focus is to help your body break down the scar tissue and rebuild itself again. As we age, sometimes our bodies need more support with the break down and rebuilding process.
That’s where our CNMA massage therapists can help you as part of your natural medicine team.
What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage sessions may help with regaining range of motion, alleviating pain, stress relief, rebuilding healthy tissue, decreasing anxiety, better sleep, reducing fatigue, and slowing the aging process.
Why do I feel so bad after a deep tissue massage?
You should not feel bad after a deep tissue massage.
A painful massage isn’t necessarily a productive massage. Although you may feel some discomfort, it’s important to offer that feedback to your deep tissue massage therapist during your session. In fact, if your body is tensing up due to pain during or after your massage, it’s going to be more difficult for you to heal.
Your feedback will help your massage therapist adjust their approach. For example, they may decide to use a lighter pressure in some areas to warm up and better prepare those muscles for deeper work.
In general, although you many feel a little sore or stiff after a deep tissue massage, it should subside in a day or two. Hydrating well for the days after your massage may also help to flush waste and build up from your tissues.
Do deep tissue massages feel good?
Although there is a specific method to deep tissue massage, the amount of pressure is always varied depending on a patient’s specific needs and tolerance level. Throughout your session, your deep tissue massage therapist will be focused on your body’s reactions to the treatment and they will be adjusting accordingly.
Deep Tissue Massage Pricing and Availability
Pricing for deep tissue massage often vary depending on the practitioner. Please click here to learn more about our deep tissue massage therapist’s pricing. We occasionally offer specials and packages that provide a discount. Receive access to these offers throughout the year by clicking here and subscribing to our weekly newsletter.
Colorado Natural Medicine is located in Castle Rock and is near the areas of Larkspur, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Castle Pines, Sedalia, Monument, and the DTC area. We offer video / remote appointments for patients who would like a brief consult / meeting with our massage therapists before their visit. We also offer sports massage, trigger point release massage, and cupping therapy at our practice. If you’ve searched for a “deep tissue massage near me” contact us today at 303.688.6698 or schedule your deep tissue massage appointment online.