Deep Tissue Massage

Relax Your Tight Muscles with Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a great way to ease chronically tense and contracted areas of the body, such as a stiff neck, tight back and sore shoulders. It is especially popular among athletes who over use their muscles, people who bend over a computer all day and people recovering from an injury.

During a deep tissue massage, Kristina Lentz focuses on releasing and realigning the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Unlike a relaxing Swedish massage, deep tissue massage has the potential to release and restore the function and flexibility of the muscles and connective tissue at the very core of the body. Kristina uses very little or no oil for ultimate friction as she penetrates the layers of muscle. She applies firm pressure to an injured or tight area, sinking a fist, knuckle, forearm, or elbow deeply into the tissue until the fascia heats up and releases. Not all areas of the body can tolerate deep tissue massage, especially the calves, abdomen, and upper arms.

Because deep tissue massage can penetrate the muscles to a very deep level, there might be some discomfort or pain during and after the massage. The client may be sore or stiff for a few days, but the soreness will rapidly disappear. Applying ice and drinking extra water helps reduce inflammation and moves the released lactic acid. After several of Kristina’s deep tissue massages, her clients find that they have less muscle tension and greater flexibility and range of motion.

If you have a chronically stiff neck, tight back or sore shoulders, deep tissue massage from Beyond Massage in San Rafael might be just what you need to ease and relieve your tight muscles.