The application of diverse manual techniques of touch and stroking to muscles and soft tissue to achieve relaxation and to improve the clients well- being. Deep Tissue Manipulation also known as Deep Tissue Massage.
1. Apply massage oil onto the muscle groups in need of manipulation. When performing a deep-tissue massage, only those areas of concern are treated. 2. Using quick, vigorous strokes of your fingers, apply firm pressure to the specific muscles. 3. Force bodily imbalances and impurities toward the liver to be used as energy or toward the , kidneys to be expelled. Stress leads to stiff and sore muscles, which cause chemical disturbances. The deep penetration of sore muscles provides relief for tension, pain and even achy feet. 4. Discover the clients level of pain. Deep muscle manipulation causes some discomfort, but the relief is well worth the pain. For maximum results, massage the muscle area past the point of discomfort. 5. Start the massage slowly and gently working up to maximum pressure. Use the full hand, the , heels, and the fingertips depending on what area you are massaging. For the deepest muscle manipulation, use your thumbs.
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as: Chronic pain Limited mobility Recovery from injuries Carpal tunnel syndrome Postural problems Fibromyalgia
Massage is not recommended for certain people:• infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds• after surgery• people with osteoporosis• pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.• massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Dont eat a heavy meal before the massage. Never continue deep manipulation after reaching the clients pain threshold. Every client is different and requires a unique treatment process. Be patient with your clients when performing deep manipulation massage.