Modern living can be filled with challenges, keeping a large majority of people locked in a constant state of emotional stress. People can suffer from numerous emotions on a daily basis ranging from fear, anger, death and financial woes, just to mention a few. Good stress like birthdays, marriage and childbirth have a similar effect on your body and muscles.
A commonly asked question: “What is the difference between a regular massage and a deep tissue massage?” While there are some similarities, the differences are: the technique, the pressure, the areas of focus and the intended use.
Deep tissue massage works on stressed, overworked muscles and connective tissue to ease your chronic joint and muscle pain. This technique is also used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It targets the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues, promoting faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
When muscles are stressed or injured, trigger or pressure points are formed. They might show up as sharp, intense spasms, or as a dull generalised ache. Trigger points can also restrict blood flow or obstruct nerve signals and may also cause a shortening of the muscle fibers. Either way, they can be really painful.
Your stress could be caused by the death of a loved one, getting married, divorce or moving to a new home. Other reasons may be the loss of a job, financial obligations or illness.
Massage techniques are designed to provide pain relief, reduce stress and improve mobility in our daily life. Therapeutic massage improves joint flexibility, offers pain relief and relaxes tight muscles.
For patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), massage is one of the most recommended alternative therapies for treatment of the symptoms of CFS.
According to Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, sore joints and muscles can be eased with regular massage, leading to a significant reduction in pain for people with arthritis.