What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Advanced Corrective Bodywork provides Deep Tissue Massage to clients located in Wayzata and surrounding suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Orono, and Plymouth, MN.
Phil Gore, Master Bodyworker & Massage Therapist, has acquired over 16 years of clinical experience and knowledge, worked in many different environments, and has amazing problem-solving skills. His main goal is to lessen your pain and discomfort while boosting the body’s ability to repair itself.
It is important to understand that deep tissue massage is not the same as a regular Swedish massage with deep pressure. To perform deep tissue massage correctly, one must have a thorough understanding of the various layers of the body, and the ability to work with tissue in these different layers. The intention is to relax, lengthen, and release holding patterns in muscles in the most effective way possible.
Postural distortions, overwork, poor diet and chronic dehydration, stress, injuries, and other factors can shorten and tighten muscles. Over time muscles can develop a beef jerky-like texture. Pain and decreased range of motion are almost always present when muscles reach this state. Deep tissue massage helps to improve the quality and health of muscles, increase the ability of muscles to relax, alleviate pain, and provide longer lasting benefits than regular relaxation massage.
Deep tissue massage works very well in conjunction with myofascial release technique. Fascia is a continuous sheet of fibrous membrane located beneath the skin and around muscles and organs. Very often this fascia gets “stuck” to the muscle, actually weaving itself into the muscle. This forms what is called a myofascial adhesion. These adhesions restrict movement of the muscle causing it to tighten up. Myofascial Release helps to “unstick” these adhesions, allowing the muscle to move better. Better movement leads to a healthier muscle, more range of motion, and less pain.
Effects of Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release
Deep tissue massage and myofascial release help to break up scar tissue and physically break down the “knots” in muscles that are disrupting circulation, causing pain, limiting range of motion, and causing inflammation. Massage focuses on helping to rehabilitate the major muscles of an injury. It is quite effective on chronic neck and back muscle pain. Relaxing tight muscles also helps to relieve pain in the joints of the body, such as one might experience with arthritis.
It can help with the following conditions:
- Reducing pain
- Reducing back muscle pain
- Reducing headache severity and frequency
- Reducing muscle soreness
- Reducing post-operative inflammation
- Lowering blood pressure
- Boosting the body’s immune system functioning
- Decreasing pain and fatigue in cancer patients
- Decreasing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lessening depression and anxiety
- Acute and chronic pain
- Stress and tension related disorders
- Motor-coordination impairments
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Chronic Inflammation and Arthritis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Orthopedic conditions
- Voluntary and involuntary muscle hypertonus conditions
- Scar reduction and mobilization
- Cancer care
- Sensory processing concerns
Deep Tissue Massage Sessions
Advanced Corrective Bodywork provides 60, 90, 120 and 180-minute deep tissue massage sessions to clients located in Wayzata and the surrounding suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Orono, and Plymouth, MN.
Testimonial by Jayme Bergmann
Phil is great. I have seen many massage therapists, he goes above and beyond what a “massage” is-it’s more like corrective body work! He is the only one that I can see and not only feel good that day, but for weeks to follow! He is one of the smartest and most knowledgeable people I know and would send anyone to him. Be ready for a different experience when you see him-it’s no relaxation massage, but it will make things SO much better when you are done!!!! He rocks!