What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a deeper pressure therapy that is proven to be beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. This kind of massage treatment focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
One study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage treatments like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
What is Deep Tissue Sports Massage?
Sports massage treatments are aimed towards the active individual and every kind of athlete. This massage focuses specifically on the overused and stressed muscles from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Everyone from professional athletes to casual joggers can benefit from this type of massage.
Deep tissue sports massage can also be used to enhance, prevent, prepare and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Sports massage therapy improves flexibility, reduces fatigue, increases endurance and helps to prevent injuries.
A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.
For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage treatments can be a great addition to your training regimen.
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Massage by Julie offers deep tissue massage and sports massage services in Vancouver. I have been practicing traditional Eastern massage techniques for over 10 years and truly enjoying helping my clients feel better and perform better in their every day lives. I believe that the proper massage can help to heal the body, mind and the spirit. Give me a call to book your session, (778) 995-8877.
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