Massage Huntington Beach
Healing Horizons specializing in Deep Tissue Massage and Sports Massage. Many people think Deep tissue has to be painful, but that is not always true. Every client has different levels of pressure they can handle. We customize our pressure to each client and we encourage client to direct the level of pressure during the massage. If there is any discomfort or pain that is an indication the muscle is sore or overworked. The muscles are in layers so several massages usually are needed to improve condition. Looking for a deep massage without the elbows, ask for an Ashiatsu Bar Massage. Our V.I.P. Membership is our most affordable massage and only requires a 3 month commitment.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.
Is Deep Tissue Massage Painful?
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.
It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you ecperience is outside your comfort range.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
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 (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Ostearthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm