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Deep Tissue Muscle Stripping Specialist in Plainfield & Romeoville, IL
At Absolute Integrated, we offer deep tissue muscle stripping services! This is a deep tissue massage technique, where specific muscle fibers have pressure applied. Call us today or request an appointment online.
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic treatment for the release of tension and stress. There are many benefits to massage therapy, especially the relief of muscle tightness and tension. This treatment not only reduces pain and inflammation, but also improves posture and quality of life.
What happens when you get a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massages cause physiological changes in your body. Massage causes something called “the relaxation response,” which is an involuntary response of the nervous system to touch and massage techniques. There are also mechanical responses, which are physical effects that take place in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues. These two physiological responses in tandem can produce physical and emotional benefits.
Are deep tissue massages painful?
While a deep tissue massage is likely to cause some pain, it’s still important to know what to do if it hurts too much. When receiving a deep tissue massage, do these things:
Evaluate the pain. Many massages are described as creating a “good pain” where there’s an ache, but it still feels “good.” This kind of pain is normal for a massage. However, if you only feel pain and no relief, it may be possible that the massage therapist is using too much pressure.
Ask the massage therapist to use less pressure. While pressure is necessary to work out muscle tension, too much pressure can cause more tension rather than relieving it. If the pain is too much, work with your massage therapist to find the right pressure for you.
Find someone new. A good massage therapist will listen and work with you to provide the best massage for you. While some pain and discomfort is common, if the pain is too much and the massage therapist doesn’t listen, find someone new the next time you need a massage. You can and should decide how much pain you can take.
What side effects are there with a deep tissue massage?
Sore/aching muscles — A common side effect following massage therapy is muscle soreness on the treated area. This is normal, as these muscles receiving the massage may not be worked on often, if ever. Soreness may occur in the days after like a good workout. It can range from mild or moderate and should dissipate over the days following treatment.
Pain — As your muscles may not be used to deep manipulation, pain may also occur during massage treatment. This should subside as the massage continues. If it does not or is too intense, let your therapist know and they can evaluate the treatment. It may be beneficial to put ice on the troubled areas to reduce inflammation and stay away from intense physical exertion if pain continues after the massage.
Sleepiness — You may feel tired or fatigued after the massage. This is often the result of muscle relaxation or stress release after the massage. This effect should not last longer than the day of treatment.
Nausea — Sometimes nausea may occur after treatment because massage deals with and releases toxins from the body. It is not unheard of for clients to feel as though they have an upset stomach in the hours and days after their massage. If this occurs, rest and stay hydrated to ease nauseation and avoid intense activities.
If you or someone you know is experiencing muscle pain and tension, come to Absolute Integrated today! We have specialists to relieve the tissue deep within your muscles. Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online!