Deep Tissue Massage
Designed to relieve chronic and severe tension in the muscles and connective tissue (fascia). The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Tip – Some people have soreness following therapeutic massage and others never do. Soreness may start quickly or within a day but is usually gone in just a few (2-3) days.
It’s less likely you will have soreness or tenderness afterward if you have massage more often. Your body adapts to massage and you will have less soreness if you can have massage more frequently. One half hour every other week is more beneficial than one hour once a month.
You may ice or heat these sore areas to help get rid of the tenderness. Drinking lots of water helps flush the metabolic (body) wastes that are released by the massage through normal elimination channels–your kidneys. This helps prevent soreness and is always a good idea to do following a massage (unless your doctor says otherwise).