Firstly; do you need a Deep Tissue Massage Birmingham?
Good! Because you've come to the right place!
So let's start by breaking down EXACTLY what Deep Tissue Massage is, what the benefits are...
And most importantly; why you need one (at our private clinic in Selly Oak)
But let's start off by answering an age old question...
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPORTS MASSAGE & DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE ANYWAY?
Like many people, you probably think that; 'Sports Massage' is exclusively for athletes and Deep Tissue Massage is for everybody else...
Well, just like everybody else; you're wrong (sorry!)...
And here's why...
What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the term ‘Deep Tissue Massage’?
Is it a relaxing dimly lit room, with whale music playing softly in the background?
Whilst a strong looking Swedish woman uses her 'mallet hands' to beat your 'stress-knots' into submission?
Now, what about the term ‘Sports Massage’?
Does your imagination immediately conjure up a footballer grimacing in pain...
Whilst their troublesome hamstring gets 'dealt with' by an unsympathetic physio wearing oversized running shoes?
The truth is; the EXACT terminology doesn't really matter, and here's why;
SPORTS MASSAGE AND DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE ARE VERY MUCH THE SAME - AND THE TERMS ARE PRETTY MUCH INTERCHANGEABLE.
Wow, what an anti-climax.
But if you put a gun to my head (hypothetically!) and forced me to differentiate between the two, then I'd have to say this;
SPORTS MASSAGE IS A MEMBER OF THE DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE FAMILY...WITH DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE BEING THE PARENT AND SPORTS MASSAGE BEING AN ESTRANGED CHILD.
An unusual analogy I know, but it's the best I could come up with...so, give me a break please
So now we know there aren't any real differences between the two, what about the treatment benefits?..
Yep, you guessed it; they're exactly the
same! And here they are;
Deep Tissue Massage can break down adhesions and scar tissue (knots) to 'free up' stiff muscles and joints.
Deep Tissue Massage can increase tissue pliability, meaning better flexibility and movement in general.
Deep Tissue Massage enhances injury/exercise recovery by reducing swelling & boosting blood/lymph flow.
Deep Tissue Massage can get you moving better, without the pain!
Deep Tissue Massage can boost well-being by improving blood flow, circulation and immune response.
IF YOU'RE EXPERIENCING SOME KIND OF MUSCLE TENSION OR JOINT STIFFNESS AND IT'S CAUSING YOU TO FEEL PAIN AND LIMITING YOU QUALITY OF LIFE...
THEN YOU COULD PROBABLY BENEFIT FROM A THOROUGH ASSESSMENT AND DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE (ESPECIALLY IF YOU'VE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR A WHILE!)
So there you have it! Everything you need to know about Deep Tissue Massage in a short, sweet and tea tree oil infused format, which I hope you found useful.
If you'd like to delve deeper into the benefits of Sports Massage, then click this link.
Oh, and one more thing...
Next time you're considering getting your tired and achy body looked at by a professional, here's your best option:
FIND A THERAPIST THAT WILL FIT THE IDEAL TREATMENT TO YOU NOT YOU TO THEIR IDEAL TREATMENT!
Thanks for reading!
BTW; if you're looking for a Deep Tissue Massage Birmingham, or you'd like to find out how we may be able to help you, then all you need to do is click this link
Birmingham's 'go-to girl' for busy professionals who need to resolve injuries and get out of pain fast.
Georgina | Sports Therapist | BSc (HONS) MSST
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