Deep Tissue Massage: More than just pressure

One of the most common misconceptions about Deep Tissue Massage is it's all about PRESSURE.

Many people think only a Strong, Male Massage Therapist can provide a really good deep tissue massage.  As a strong, male massage therapist this greatly improves the amount of clients I see.

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Why is it your favorite shirt always ends up with holes?

Much like your favorite shirt, over time, your body will wear out.  You will probably not end up with holes throughout your skin in random places, but your muscles will get tight, torn and lose range of motion.

Lets look at the shirt for a moment.  This is your favorite shirt.  You wear it as often as you can get away with, even if that is just at home.  The more you wear it, the more you wash it.  The more you wash it, the more the material thins.  The more the material thins, the more likely you are going to have holes begin to appear.

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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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It's not the Technique that Hurts, It's the application of it

In the above picture I'm working on my young daughter.  I have used the same techniques on her that I use on Professional Athletes.  Her pressure limit is much less than an adult athlete, but the technique used is the same.  Many people have heard of certain techniques that can cause pain, and associate that specific technique with pain..

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