Deep tissue massage involves applying pressure to specific muscles using your hands, arms, and body weight. To begin, ensure that the person is at ease. Back, arms, and leg muscles are some areas that are targeted during deep tissue massage sessions by following safety regulations for the better health of your clients.
In deep massage tissue classes, therapists are trained to apply strokes using hands, elbows, and even forearms to provide a gentle massage to attain clinical benefits like reduction of pain and inflammation.
Steps followed by massage therapists giving deep tissue massage
- Giving a relaxed environment to their clients:
- Begin with the person lying face down on the table.
- You’ll need to cover the areas you’re not focusing on right now to put the customer at ease.
- Deep massage does not necessitate a big volume of oil.
- Use small amounts, but use broad strokes across the person’s back to generate heat that will allow the oil to penetrate deeper.
- Check with your client for allergies to specific oils.
- Before working on deep tissues, begin with light gliding movements to warm up the person.
- Applying the right amount of pressure:
- After a few gentle strokes, muscles get warmed up.
- This is when you can start using your palm, fingers, and forearms to accurately apply pressure to necessary muscles.
- Follow safety protocols:
- Avoid pressure on sensitive areas like bones of the vertebral column or spine.
- Avoid massaging the front of the neck, the abdomen, and the inside of the upper arm.
Some regions are more susceptible to pain than others, it’s recommended to stay away from them while giving a full body massage.