Deep Tissue Massage Fort Myers

If you are in need of a deep tissue massage in Fort Myers, Florida you have come to the right place. We offer Deep tissue massage at our private studio office or we can come to you. Unfortunately, we do not have elephants to walk on your body, but our massage therapists are almost as strong as elephants. There is nothing better than a deep tissue massage after taking advantage of the plethora of water and beach activities that Fort Myers has to offer. Even after a day of golfing, massage can be just what the doctor ordered for that sore shoulder or forearm.

Deep tissue massage is being performed on Maya, a massage therapist at Massage Fort Myers, by an elephant

I’m receiving the ultimate Deep Tissue Massage

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage involves the application of more pressure than that used in the gentler Swedish massage. The goal of deep tissue massage is to manipulate deeper layers of muscle, tendons, and facia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles) in order to relieve chronic aches and pains. It is especially beneficial to those suffering from sports related injuries. During a deep tissue massage, light pressure is applied to “warm up” the muscle fibers. The massage strokes then become deeper and more dedicated to breaking down adhesions, lengthening muscles, increasing range of motion, relieving pain and reducing inflammation.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is generally aimed at muscle recovery and rehabilitation.  Whereas Swedish massage is more geared toward relaxation, deep tissue massage targets specific muscles or muscle groups to relieve pain and treat injury.  Deep tissue massage is beneficial in breaking down scar tissue and removing adhesions.  It helps increase joint and tendon mobility and range of motion while decreasing muscle tension. It can help alleviate the pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia and speed up the healing process following a muscular injury. Deep tissue massage is often recommended as a treatment or complementary treatment for chronic back and neck pain, sciatica, Temporomandibular joint disfunction (TMJ), tennis or golf elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

When is Deep Tissue Massage Contraindicated?

If you are taking blood thinners such as Warfarin (Coumadin) deep tissue massage should be avoided. It should also be avoided if you suffer from undiagnosed bumps or lumps, varicose veins, fever, neuritis, certain skin diseases, hemophilia, osteoporosis, hernia, tumors, a recent surgery or acute pain, or if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescribed pain medication. Deep tissue massage should not be performed on pregnant women. There are many other important massage contraindications that you should be aware of and it is always a good idea to consult your doctor before receiving a massage.

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When you are ready to begin your TRUE vacation, please give us a call to schedule. We look forward to meeting you

When you are ready to begin your TRUE vacation, please give us a call to schedule. We look forward to meeting you