Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage: Your Questions Answered

Craving the relief of a deep tissue massage? If you've never had this type of therapeutic massage before, you may have some questions. Let's take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about getting a deep tissue massage.

Does a deep tissue massage hurt?

Sometimes, a deep tissue massage can have moments that feel uncomfortable due to your therapist working to release tension from your muscles. You're in control of your massage, and it's fine to ask your therapist to use less pressure if necessary. Throughout your massage, your therapist will check in with you to find out how the pressure is working for you. Feel free to tell your therapist you need more or less pressure.

Will I have bruising after a deep tissue massage?

While it's possible that you could have some light bruising after a deep tissue massage, it's unlikely. Massage therapists are professionally trained to ensure that your skin remains injury-free, even through an intense deep tissue massage. If you bruise easily, let your massage therapist know before they begin so they can take extra care with your delicate skin.

What should I do in the hours following a deep tissue massage?

Your massage therapist will give you specific instructions to follow in the hours following your massage, but it's generally recommended to get some rest if possible, drink plenty of water, and take a shower to wash off any oils or lotions used during the massage.

If you're ready to schedule an appointment for a therapeutic massage, we're here to help. Give us a call at Just Breathe Massage Therapy today to learn more about how we can meet all of your therapeutic massage needs.