Massage is an age old technique for relieving pain. Paragon Physiotherapy offer a wide range of treatments
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage works the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It uses slower strokes and greater pressure than a traditional Swedish massage. We use it to focus on treating the specific muscles that are causing your symptoms. These techniques help to restore movement to tight muscles and hence reduce pain. It does this by stretching and mobilising specific tissue in multiple directions. This has the effect of increasing lymphatic drainage from the tissue but at the same time increasing the blood flow to the area. The greater blood flow brings in more oxygen and nutrients which speed up the healing process.
We would use this technique to help with conditions such as:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle and Tendon Injuries
- Chronic pain conditions
- Scar Tissue
- DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
Deep Transverse Friction Massage (DTF)
We use this technique on muscles, tendons and ligaments, in order to maintain or improve the mobility of the tissue and prevent further scar tissue from forming.
When do we apply this technique?
- To encourage realignment and lengthening of tissue fibres.
- To break up adhesions and incorrectly aligned fibres which cause pain, tightness, decreased mobility of the tissue.
- To increase blood flow to the target tissue.
Tennis and Golfers elbow are two particular conditions which have been shown to benefit from DTF