My style of Deep Tissue Massage releases the body’s natural painkillers whereby it stimulates the release of endorphins, the morphine-like substances that the body manufactures into the brain and nervous system. Once that happens (you are now in a parasympathetic state “rest and digest”) I then go to work on your injured area to break up the damaged fibrous adhesion which is spread randomly throughout a muscle thus increasing blood flow, oxygen, strength, flexibility, and tissue re-building.
Therapeutic massage is a massage that is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. It differs from a relaxation massage, performed to help someone relax. While therapeutic massage can be relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation. Therapists trained in therapeutic usually have more training than a general massage therapist.