A therapeutic, or deep tissue massage is a hand-on approach of moving soft tissue such as muscle, fascia, tendon and ligaments to restore normal functional movement. The Massage Therapist uses a firm and deep pressure with a slow pace to reduce pain, release muscles in spasm and reduce tension in tendons and ligaments. Patients often find a therapeutic massage beneficial to reducing musculoskeletal pain. A therapeutic massage can be slightly uncomfortable at times but the lasting benefits outweigh the short-term soreness. Click here to read more about relaxation massage, which is a light pressure alternative for those who prefer this style of massage.
A therapeutic massage can activate specialized nerve endings in the skin that cause the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are our body’s natural painkillers and feel good chemicals. The release of endorphins can reduce the perception of pain.
A therapeutic massage can reduce tight bands of muscle fibers and promote full range of motion. The Massage Therapist massages against the grain of the muscle with deep pressure to release adhesions (places where the muscle is sticking to the connective tissue). A therapeutic massage can result in improved circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, and neurological functioning.
At CCH, our Registered Massage Therapist may use aromatherapy with essential oils during the massage to release muscular tension and provide deeper therapeutic benefits.
Book with our Registered Massage Therapist, Kaitlyn Ford, for a Therapeutic Massage!