what is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage, often combined with myofascial release techniques, is a therapeutic massage approach that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. The treatment involves applying intense pressure using slow strokes, to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues, helping to reduce muscle tension, alleviate pain, and promote healing. Myofascial release specifically targets the fascia, the thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place, easing the pain and increasing mobility. This type of massage can particularly benefit individuals with chronic pain or lingering injuries that lead to reduced mobility.

At Toth Chiropractic, we are committed to supporting the well-being of our patients. Our experienced and compassionate massage therapists offer customizable deep tissue and myofascial massage in Santa Rosa.

To schedule your Santa Rosa deep tissue massage today, call us at (707) 526-1390 or contact us online.



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Deep tissue and myofascial massages afford numerous benefits, making them an excellent choice for many individuals. These techniques can have profound impacts on both physical and mental health. They can help to alleviate chronic pain, improve limited mobility, enhance recovery from injuries, and even reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Most importantly, these massages can facilitate better overall wellness by improving the functioning of the body's musculoskeletal system. Here are some key benefits of deep tissue and myofascial massages:

  • Pain relief: These techniques can help reduce both acute and chronic pain by alleviating muscle tension and addressing the root causes of the discomfort, especially when used in combination with other chiropractic techniques.
  • Increased mobility: Deep tissue massage and myofascial release can improve range of motion by breaking up scar tissue and physically stretching muscles and fascia.
  • Improved circulation: These massages can stimulate blood flow, which in turn supports the healing of muscles and tissues.
  • Stress reduction: Regular sessions can help manage stress levels, providing mental as well as physical relaxation.
  • Enhanced recovery: These types of massages can facilitate faster recovery from injuries, surgeries, or intense workouts by aiding in the removal of toxins built up in the body. 

Experience these benefits for yourself by scheduling a deep tissue or myofascial massage at Toth Chiropractic.

is there a recovery period after receiving a deep tissue massage?

After a deep tissue massage, it's normal to experience some minor discomfort, but these sensations should subside within a day or two. This is a part of your body's natural response to the deep manipulation of muscles and connective tissues, and it indicates the start of the healing process. 

Drinking plenty of water post-massage can help to flush out toxins released from the muscles and minimize discomfort. As for the recovery period, there isn't a specified timeframe as it largely depends on the individual's body and the intensity of the massage. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately, while some may require the rest of the day to rest. It's crucial to listen to your body and allow it the rest it needs for optimal recovery and benefit from the massage. Our experienced massage therapists can walk you through each stage of the process to ensure you know exactly what to expect. Additionally, we will tailor the intensity and areas you receive massage to your unique concerns and goals, so you feel in control every step of the way.

Call Toth Chiropractic today at (707) 526-1390 to schedule your Santa Rosa myofascial massage appointment. We look forward to supporting your relaxation and pain management goals.