Why Every Guy Needs a Deep Tissue Massage

The health benefits of a deep tissue massage go beyond relieving muscle pain.

You don’t have to be a football linebacker, construction worker, or MMA fighter to know muscle soreness, tightness, and pain can get in the way of day-to-day activities. Even desk jockeys, weekend warriors, and regular guys get muscle aches and pains.

deep tissue massage des moinesHow Do You Deal with Muscle Pain?

So what do you do if sore muscles are keeping you from being as active as you like? If you’re like most guys, you just tough it out. After a few days, or maybe a few weeks, the pain subsides and you’re able to get back to doing things you enjoy without that pain in your back, an angry hamstring, or some other muscle-related malady.

For those who want to speed the recovery process after a tough workout, crazy amount of yard work, or something else you’ve done to tax your muscles, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can help. So can pain relievers, ice, and heat. And some even resort to soaking in a hot tub or bath of Epsom salt to treat sore muscles.

Are You Tired of the Tough-It-Out Method?

But if you’re tired of the tough-it-out method, don’t want to overload your system with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or need more relief than a regiment of ice and heat can provide, it’s time for Deep Tissue Massage.

A Common Cause for Muscle Pain

This form of massage therapy is designed to release chronic muscle tension. One of the most common areas for this type of muscle pain is the neck, shoulders and lower back. Why? Most of us spend way too much time driving, sitting, and staring at a computer screen, phone, or some other electronic device. And it can take a toll on your muscles. Without changing your habits, you can expect chronic muscle pain like this to stick around a while, unless you do more than just mask the symptoms.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

For the record, Deep Tissue Massage, isn’t always the kind of pampered, tranquil, soothing experience typically considered a massage. It takes a fair amount of pressure to reach tissues, tendons, and fascia of your muscles to work out the aches and pains. But it works. Studies show that deep tissue massage therapy can help reduce muscle pain, improve mobility and range of motion, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and decrease stress levels.

In case you’re wondering, about 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure. Stress is a major factor related to weight gain, obesity, and other health problems. And heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Treating sore muscles with Deep Tissue Massage will make a difference in the way you feel, but it will also improve your overall health.

Ready to relieve muscle tension and improve your health? Click here to schedule a Deep Tissue Massage or call us at 515-224-4849.