Deep Tissue Massage
A Deep Tissue Massage Session from a LaVida Massage Wellness Center targets the deep layers of connective tissue and muscle throughout the body. Using slow strokes to apply pressure, the massage focuses on areas of defined pain and tension. Injuries or chronic muscle tension can cause adhesions, more commonly referred to as knots, to form in the tendons, ligaments and muscles. These adhesions are rigid, often painful and they can block proper blood circulation, impede natural movement and cause inflammation and pain. When the muscles are deeply massaged, blood flow throughout the body is increased. The better blood flow reduces inflammation and therefore relieves pain. Deep tissue massage breaks down the adhesions to restore natural movement and reduce pain, and repeated massage sessions can break up and even eliminate the presence of scar tissue. LEARN MORE about Pain Management and Improved Body Motion through therapeutic massage
Tension & Stress Reduction
Deep Tissue Massage can also reduce tension and stress, leading to lower blood pressure. According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center, guests may experience a drop in blood pressure of up to 5.3 mm Hg following a deep massage session. LEARN MORE about Improving Blood Circulation
The pressure associated with deep massage improves lymphatic circulation and encourages drainage, which leads to an improved range of motion and more flexibility. Due to these benefits, this type of massage is often recommended for people who have recently undergone surgery. Consult your doctor before receiving massage therapy; there may be a period of healing that is necessary before receiving a massage is safe or appropriate. LEARN MORE about why it is important to Lower Your Heart Rate and Improved Flexibility
Injured muscles can also benefit from deep tissue massages. During the session, the muscles are manipulated and relaxed, causing the release of toxins and the stretching of twisted or tight muscle mass. For this reason, deep tissue massages are especially beneficial for athletes who suffer from various sports-related injuries. LEARN MORE about the importance of massage in Injury Rehabilitation
Deep Tissue Technique
During the massage session, the therapist uses his or her hands, elbows, fingertips, knuckles or forearms to stimulate the muscles and reduce adhesions. The slower pace of this type of massage means that every muscle receives the optimal level of care. Guests may be asked to breathe deeply throughout the session, especially when tense areas are being targeted. Deep breathing supplies the muscles with plenty of oxygen and can ease discomfort.
A professional, LaVida Massage therapist can create a comprehensive and unique therapy plan based on individual needs - which is why the initial consultation is so important to the process. No two sessions are ever quite alike because they are customized to address the specific problems of each guest. The therapist can target certain muscle groups to ensure that you emerge from the table feeling refreshed and free of pain, whether you are suffering from a chronic condition, stress or a sports injury. LEARN MORE about Your First Visit and Pain Management
Post-Deep Tissue Treatment
Once the trigger point has been effectively treated or removed, no matter how many visits it has taken, it is important for the guest to remain hydrated. The breaking down of the trigger point takes all of the toxins that have built up in these areas and releases them into the blood stream. Without proper hydration, it is likely that the toxins will make the guest sick. Drinking plenty of water and other healthy beverages allows for the toxins to wash out of the blood stream in a short period of time, allowing the guest to continue their lives both toxin and trigger point free. Additionally, many therapists will recommend that you take an Epsom salt bath to assist with removing toxins and muscle soreness. LEARN MORE about how therapeutic massage helps to Detoxify Your Body and the Importance of Hydration
All LaVida Massage Sessions include five minutes for check in & initial consultation as well as time to undress. For example, a 60-minute custom massage session will consist of five minutes for initial consultation and undressing, 50-minutes of a hands-on custom massage and five minutes for redressing and recommendations. LEARN MORE about LaVida Therapeutic Massage Sessions at Your First Visit.