You’ve heard people talk about deep tissue massage, but aren’t sure if it’s for you. It’s a specific kind of massage that works on the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. So it may just be for you if you know how much it will benefit your body and mind.
If you suffer from chronic pain, this is for you. Deep tissue massage increases blood flow in the body which in turn reduces inflammation. The inflammation is what is causing pain, so that helps relieve it. It also helps the muscle tension that comes with dealing with pain.
If you have blood pressure problems, deep tissue massage could be a help as well. For a myriad of reasons, including easing stress, breaking up tension in the muscles, raising serotonin levels and improving blood flow, people who have had a deep tissue massage saw their systolic pressure drop by an average of 10.4 mm Hg and their diastolic pressure drop an average 5.3 mm Hg.