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What to Expect from a Professional Deep Tissue Massage

Stress and pain are a combination that can wreck even a positive person's psyche and sense of wellness. A skilled massage therapist can relieve tension, heal pain, and help you feel more comfortable in your body. Deep tissue massage is a common service that professional massage therapists offer to help you achieve these goals. Here's what you need to know about getting a great deep tissue massage:

What Is a Deep Tissue Massage and How Can It Help You?

During a deep tissue massage, professionals apply steady, deliberate pressure to specific areas of your body. This type of massage is useful to heal injuries, pain, stiffness, and musculoskeletal issues. A deep tissue massage can also release toxins trapped in your body, increase blood circulation, relieve stress, and help you sleep better at night. Regular deep tissue massage sessions will also help you get to know your body better so that you know right away when something feels off. 

Deep tissue massage can be helpful for a variety of common health conditions. For example, in the next couple of decades, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 26% of adults will have some variation of diagnosed arthritis. People suffering from arthritis can alleviate the swelling and pain with a deep tissue massage so that they can live a comfortable and healthy life, while also relying less on anti-inflammatory medication. 

What Should You Expect from a Deep Tissue Massage Appointment?

The first consideration when you are setting an appointment for a deep tissue massage is that you should take care to only hire a skilled massage therapist. Consult with the massage therapist to let them know your reasons for making an appointment, and tell them the areas in which you are experiencing pain or discomfort that you would like to focus on. They will use this information to tailor your massage appointment to your specific needs. 

Once you find a qualified, experienced therapist you feel comfortable hiring, block out the date and make sure you come prepared and relaxed. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the appointment and take a shower beforehand to get rid of dirt and body oils. Nationally, the average cost for a deep tissue massage appointment is about $100, so you can expect your appointments' price to be about that much. But don't hesitate to call around and compare prices for different professional massage therapists in your area.