Deep Tissue Massage in Edmonton

deep tissue massage

Therapeutic Body Concepts provides therapeutic massages, also known as deep tissue massage to our clients in Edmonton. A therapeutic massage is perfect for treating specific health needs related to your physical wellbeing, and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. Many people don’t know how much a therapeutic massage can treat, and the list includes such things as carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, arthritis, muscle spasms, back pain, respiratory conditions, sports injuries, and more.

The deep tissue massage that Edmonton has come to expect from us is bodywork that goes below superficial connective tissue with the intent of breaking up old structural patterns, allowing the free flow of nutrients and oxygen in the blood. Deep tissue massage requires that a therapist applies a deeper amount of pressure. In some cases this extra pressure may cause discomfort which will feel very different from one person to the next.  We suggest constant feedback to your therapist during your massage to ensure your expectations of pressure are being addressed.

When it comes to therapeutic massages, most people associate them with the idea of relaxing and relieving feelings of soreness in the various body parts. Surprisingly, certain types of massage can have healing benefits in addition to soothing aches and pains. One of these regenerative methods is called deep tissue massage.

Deep tissue massage techniques aim to stimulate blood flow in your muscles, relieve inflammation, and promote cell regeneration. When you feel tension or spasms in your body, deep tissue massages can help by applying direct pressure to tired muscles and connective tissues.

When you regularly exercise or experience physical and/or emotional strain from your daily activities, your muscles can feel worn out and fatigued. It may be due to the formation of scar tissue as they deteriorate from use or injury. Getting a deep tissue massage can help you break these scar tissue layers and release taut or tense muscles.

The next time you schedule an appointment with a massage therapist, consider requesting one who specializes in a deep tissue massage so you can experience the following benefits:

  • It relieves emotional stress and uplifts moods

Experiencing prolonged periods of stress can cause muscles to contract and produce hormones that leave you feeling heavy and sluggish. Therapeutic massages can help lower levels of these stress hormones and release mood-boosting chemicals. Like exercise, a massage can also release happy hormones called endorphins that can uplift your mood and relieve emotional stress.

  • It can improve the spinal position and your posture

Physical and emotional stress can also build up in our muscles, particularly the lower and upper back areas. If you have a poor posture to begin with, added stress will exacerbate it. A regular massage can help relax your muscles and release tension in the joints, particularly the pelvic area or thoracic spine. Muscle imbalances can be addressed with a well-trained Massage Therapist as well! With less pressure on the back, you can start to sit up straighter without difficulty and maintain the position for prolonged periods.

  • It can reduce the risk of injury

Helping your muscles recover and perform optimally means you can maintain your balance and use your maximum strength to support yourself. With a full range of motion in your extremities, you can avoid tripping, stumbling, or staggering during exercising or doing rigorous activities, which can often cause self-inflicted injury.

  • It relieves pain

Deep tissue massages are not like typical Swedish or Shiatsu massages–they require an experienced massage therapist who can apply hard pressure in their strokes over a period of about 60 to 90 minutes. The treatment aims to release deep-seated tension and cramping that a simple backrub cannot match.

  • It improves muscle strength and flexibility

Getting a massage can burn as many calories as a short workout, so you literally exercise your muscles with the help of your massage therapist. You do not have to think of a massage as downtime. Your muscles are working, strengthening, and rebuilding with each stroke, knead, and stretch. Your therapist is also helping you build flexibility when they manipulate and stretch your arms and legs into various positions.

A massage should leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, which a deep tissue session can do. When you depend on having a full range of motion and strength in your muscles, you need to give them time to heal. Support your muscle recovery with a regular deep tissue massage, and you will notice a significant improvement in your physical performance.

Are you looking for a good massage therapist in Edmonton? Our award-winning clinic specializes in a wide range of massages, acupuncture, and exercise therapy techniques that can relieve muscle pain and improve body function. Schedule your appointment with one of our professionals and experience relief today!

Treat Pain and Other Health Needs with Deep Tissue Massage in Edmonton

A therapeutic massage can help you restore function, treat pain, and reduce stress, all of which will increase your overall health. When you book a treatment at our clinic in Edmonton, be sure to specify that you would like a therapeutic or deep tissue massage. Our registered massage therapist will discuss your specific health concerns with you when you are at our clinic and set up a treatment schedule for you. This will help ensure that you receive the right treatment for your unique needs.