Back pain and poor posture
Deep Tissue Massage provides many benefits for back pain sufferers. Massage increases blood flow and circulation. This decreases muscle tension which not only feels great, but reduces your pain, increases flexibility and helps you to sleep.
It’s easy to assume that back pain is spine-related, however many problems are caused by muscle strain. This is especially common for injuries caused by heavy lifting or a sudden unnatural movement. In these cases, back muscles become strained or torn and the surrounding areas becomes inflamed. Inflammation can cause muscles to to spasm, and make it difficult to perform regular movements such as tying up your shoelaces.
Massage helps the inflamed muscle to heal, your aches and pains to decrease and your quality of life to improve.
Whiplash places an incredible strain on your sternocleidomastoid muscles. These are the muscles on the sides of your neck which you use to tilt and turn your head. Sudden movements incurred in a car collision or a collision on the sports field can tear these muscles.
We use deep tissue massage to relieve symptoms of tightness, stiffness, soreness, swelling, headaches, dizziness and ringing in the ears.
Shin splints are often caused by tight calf muscles which add stress to your lower leg. Repeated force from stop/start activity such as running, tennis and basketball can cause increased stress in this area.
We use deep tissue massage to treat shin splints by stretching the muscles to release tension and tightness. By applying light to medium pressure, we are able to improve circulation to the lower leg by moving lymphatic fluid. This carries metabolic waste away from your body, which relieves pain and prevents scar tissue from building up.
Knee pain is often caused by overuse of imbalances from neighboring muscles. Chronic pain at the front of the knee, or below of behind the kneecap can be caused by overuse of one or more of the quadricep muscles. Pain at the side of the knee can be caused by iliotibial band. Pain behind the knee can be caused by overuse of either the hamstrings or the gastrocnemius calf muscle.
Deep tissue massage enables circulation, reduces swelling and tension, treats scar tissue and enables your muscles to work as they should.