Getting a massage is one of the best ways to care for yourself. Massages help relax you, relieve muscle tension, and just feel great.
Not everyone knows that there are different styles of massage.
These styles (sometimes called modalities) have been developed over time with specific purposes in mind.
When you call cloud9 to get a deep tissue massage, you can choose the type of massage that best fits your needs. This article is the second part where we share about Deep Tissue Massage.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue massage is exactly what it sounds like. A massage therapist will apply pressure to specific points of your body with the intention of realigning deeper layer of muscle. In order to effectively and safely perform Deep Tissue Massage, the massage therapist must have advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. Deep Tissue Massage can relieve chronic pain and inflammation such as those associated with arthritis or tendonitis.
Who Should Get a Deep Tissue Massage?
If you’re suffering from a complaint such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel, or Sciatica then Deep Tissue Massage may be right for you. Basically, the goal is to move muscles which are in the wrong position to the correct place, so it can also help with strained or sore muscles. Deep Tissue Massage is also used to reduce scar tissue from injury or surgery.
You should always ask your doctor before starting Deep Tissue Massage treatment, which can cause complications in patients with blood clots or who is recovering from an illness or injury. Likewise, make sure your massage therapist knows of any medical problems you’re experiencing.
This is not the massage style to choose if you’re looking for a gentle, relaxing massage. Deep Tissue Massage may leave the client sore for several days after the massage.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Deep Tissue Massage?
Before your massage begins, your massage therapist will ask you some questions about what areas of your body are bothering you. Be sure to tell your therapist about any past of ongoing medical problems or treatments you may have. You and your massage therapist will discuss the goals for this session and what work will be done.
Typically, Deep Tissue Massage is performed with the client partially or completely undressed while draped by a sheet. The room often has dim lighting and some sort of soothing sound or music in the background.
Deep Tissue Massage is not intended for relaxation, it is intended to move parts of your body that are stuck to their correct position. You should expect relatively high amounts of pressure on specific parts of your body. Pressure may be applied with fingers, knuckles, or elbows. You can expect some discomfort during this process.
While Deep Tissue Massage may make you sore, it should not cause any new injuries. So, always let your massage therapist know if you are experiencing severe pain, as this may be a sign that there is an issue.
cloud9.sg offers Singapore’s best massages and 5-star spa experience that is sent to your doorstep, including your home, hotel or event. You can choose your preferred therapist gender, date, time and duration of your massage as well as your preferred massage type: deep tissue, Swedish or sports massage. We are open everyday from 12pm-12am and appointments can be made via our website www.cloud9.sg, our mobile app “cloud9.sg“, phone call or even WhatsApp +65 9432 2223.
Disclaimer: The information in this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition.