Strictly Therapeutic Massage San Francisco Reveals Top 10 Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage can help those suffering from pain that interferes with work, social activities, or household chores. Enrico Ruggeri, owner of Strictly Therapeutic, reveals the top ten benefits of deep tissue massage. Strictly Therapeutic is a San Francisco massage studio that specializes in deep tissue, sports, and other massage therapy.
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011
Enrico Ruggeri, BA, CMT, owner of Strictly Therapeutic, has helped many people who suffer from chronic pain and stress with deep tissue massage. The technique is often requested by individuals who experience extreme tightness, jammed muscles, pain, are involved in strenuous physical activity (such as athletes), or have sustained physical injury.
“Many of my clients continue to request deep tissue massage after their first session,” says Enrico. “Over the years I have witnessed deep tissue massage give them remarkable pain relief and profound relaxation.”
Ruggeri says Deep Tissue Massage offers ten primary benefits, including:
1. Relieving upper or lower back pain and stiffness; leg, hip, ankle, and foot pain; sciatica; IT band soreness; plantar fasciitis; osteoarthritis; fibromyalgia; and stress
2. Decreasing tension in sprained and strained muscles, especially in the back
3. Reducing inflammation
4. Improving mobility
5. Alleviating muscle spasms and muscle cramps (with regular massage)
6. Helping correct poor posture, such as slouching or leaning
7. Speeding up the mending period of injured tendons and ligaments
8. Improving sleep
9. Decreasing reliance on pain medication (if received on a regular basis)
10. Breaking up knots and trigger points
Deep tissue massage involves the massage therapist applying compression or deep pressure using his elbows, fingers, or knuckles to spasming or knotted muscles, fibrous adhesions, and/or trigger points in order to bring about a more profound state of relaxation. Deep tissue massage may include the use of petrissage (specific kneading strokes) and effleurage (smoothing and gliding strokes), which are administered with progressively increasing degrees of pressure, while cautiously monitoring the client’s verbal feedback and body’s reflex responses.
Deep Tissue is not a forceful massage, meaning it does not require that the therapist strain in order to press his way through hard and tight muscles or thick fibrous tissue. Instead, this technique requires patiently lengthening soft tissue layer by layer to release holding patterns that are preventing a client from relaxing. The emphasis for each deep tissue session is to alter muscle tightness and restriction in order to decrease tension, with the client ideally leaving the session feeling invigorated and relaxed.
A full body massage should never consist entirely of deep tissue strokes because it is overwhelming to the client and would not achieve therapeutic results. It is important to understand that, although strokes are deep, they are done mindfully with caution and confidence. The therapist is assisting the client to release chronically spasmed areas. The depth and quality of muscle release varies for each client and with each session and the effects are usually longer lasting than those of Swedish massage.
About Strictly Therapeutic
Strictly Therapeutic, owned by Enrico Ruggeri, BA, CMT, is a massage studio that specializes in deep tissue, orthopedic, sports, Swedish, aromatherapy, craniosacral, and prenatal massage. Ruggeri has developed a massage style that incorporates guided meditation with breathwork, which helps clients reach a deep state of relaxation. This approach has proven to be a powerful modality for reducing muscle and joint pain, stress, and tension and helping clients reclaim their energy, stamina and vitality. Enrico is currently on the staff of McKinnon Body Therapy Center, where he teaches classes in sports massage and deep tissue massage.
For more information about massage therapy, call Strictly Therapeutic at (415) 724-7642 or visit their website at: http://www.strictlytherapeutic.com/services.html
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