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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue or remedial massage focuses on the fascia and deeper muscles. At purely Massage, our therapists want to be a part of your wellness program, helping you to work towards bringing your body into balanced alignment.Through visual and kinesthetic assessment, our therapists can pinpoint the true source of your discomfort and help you develop a plan for relief on a long-term basis. When necessary, your therapist will add functional movement, active stretches and positional changes to your treatment, to get the best possible results. Each session will be tailored to your specific needs, using the appropriate techniques.

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Deep Tissue Massage

At purely Massage, we want to be a part of your wellness program. By breaking down adhesions and working through trigger points with specific intention, your therapist can help to increase blood flow and functional movement to troubled or injured areas. Through visual and kinesthetic assessment, our therapists can pinpoint the true source of your discomfort and help you develop a plan for relief on a long-term basis. When necessary, your therapist will add functional movement, and active stretches to your treatment, to get the best possible results. Each session will be tailored to your specific needs, using the appropriate techniques.

  • Fascia Facts

    #1 Just below your skin, wrapping your body and webbing its way through and around all of your insides, is connective tissue called fascia. This tissue is made up primarily of densely packed collagen fibers that wrap, divide and infiltrate every one of your muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels and organs. You are protected, connected and shaped by fascia. Fascia is our richest sensory organ, it contracts and responds to stress involuntarily. If your fascia is stressed in one area of your body, another seemingly unrelated area of your body can be feeling that stress. Lack of activity will cement those fibers into place. Chronic stress causes the fibers to thicken in an attempt to protect the underlying tissues and organs. Poor posture, lack of flexibility and repetitive movements all affect your fascia. Fortunately, fascia has self-healing properties. When it is healthy, it is smooth and supple and slides easily, allowing you to move and stretch to your full length in any direction. That is where the purely Massage therapists come in! We love working with fascia, and want to find those restricted areas and bring them back to life for you. Your therapist will work with you to find the right after care plan, in the form of stretches and lifestyle changes, to restore your fascial health.

  • Trigger Points

    #2Those knots that you press on yourself, or ask your friends and family to dig their elbows into, or use wall corners and doors to try to break through? Those knotted spots are trigger points. We can help with those! According to Janet Travell, one of the premier researchers on the subject, trigger points are hyperirritable spots that feel like a palpable nodule, in a taut band of muscle fiber. These tender spots often radiate pain to other areas of the body.
    Trigger points can be cause by; muscle overload, disease, psychological distress, imbalances, direct trauma, accident trauma (such as a car accident), infections and health issues such as those related to smoking.
    Once we have located the key trigger point, we will work with you to break it down. Stubborn trigger points can take more than one treatment to break down, and often other changes need to take place in order to keep those trigger points from coming back. We are happy to help you find solutions!
  • Adhesions

    #3Adhesions are found in the body where collagen fibers have cross-linked tissues together that normally move freely over and around each other. Adhesions can be the result of surgery, reduced range of motion, or inappropriate musculature balance, as is found in poor posture. Scar tissue, as a result of surgery or injury, is a type of adhesion that can be found on both the outside and the inside of the body. Fibers from two different muscles that are adhered together can contribute to a loss of full range of motion and will certainly add to a feeling of discomfort or pain around the affect areas.

    With the use of advanced treatment techniques, your purely Massage therapist can help to reduce and even remove adhesions from your body. While it is unlikely that all adhesions will be addressed in one session, your therapist will focus on the largest and most restrictive of these adhesions. Our intention is to relieve the discomfort of reduced range of motion and to encourage the ability to improved postural behaviour. We want to see your body moving in a balanced and healthy way!

Did You Know?

The muscular system is made up of six trillion muscle fibers. Each fiber is thinner than a human hair, but can support up to 1,000 times its own weight. – Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel

Deep Tissue massage can sometimes be uncomfortable; however, we will communicate with you to avoid unnecessary pain. Therapeutic massage should never cross the pain barrier since our bodies are neurologically wired to protect us against pain, and so a pain causing massage is counterproductive to the long-term results we are looking to help you achieve.



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