Deep Tissue or Sports Massage: Which one do you really want?

You may find yourself asking for a specific type of massage, but it may not be the one you really want.

Many people are referred to my because they are in pain.  They no longer want to be in pain so they are seeking out alternative therapies to pain killers and just "dealing with it."  When they call, they often use a common buzz word associated with pain relief...Sports Massage.

The common association with Sports Massage is one of pain relief or deep tissue massage.  At my practice in the Orlando area, I provide Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage and several other specific types of massage.  Each one has a completely different effect on the body.

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Garbage Day: The greatest day of the week!

If you're older than 5, you may not get excited over garbage day anymore.

My 4 year old thinks its almost as good as Christmas.  And it comes every week!

I happen to enjoy garbage day for the simple fact all my old, used, dirty, smelly trash magically disappears.  My garage takes on a bearable smell for a few days and there's a feeling of starting fresh.  No more trash, everything in the house is clean.  It feels good.

What on earth does this have to do with massage?

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Why you should get a massage if you have no pain: Thoughts on Prevention

As an experienced provider of deep tissue and sports massage in the Orlando, Florida area I work with A LOT of people that are in pain.

  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • And every other Pain you can imagine

The majority of massages I provide are for helping someone who is in pain.  Whether I am loosening tight musculature surrounding an injury, working out "knots" or increasing range of motion, people call me when they are hurting.

That is great and I feel so lucky I get to be a part of their healing journey.  A good deep tissue massage can help alleviate many pain symptoms and over time can play a part in eliminating chronic pain.

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Should I get a massage before or after a workout?

When is the best time to get a Deep Tissue or Sports massage?

  • Is it the day before you workout?
  • The day of your workout?
  • The day after your workout?
  • Immediately before or after a workout?

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this question.  The reason there is no clear cut answer about when to get a massage is because everyone's body is different and the type of massage you get plays a role in the answer too.

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