Both traditional and modern acupuncture are very effective for reducing pain and discomfort, with additional benefits for muscles, tissues, organs, and more. But there are also many different approaches to acupuncture that we will consider, depending on the cause of the pain, the degree, and the style that we think will be most effective – not only as a treatment, but for your comfort level as well.
Here at Deep Relief Austin, Louisa is highly trained in different needle and acupuncture techniques. If you’re new to the acupuncture world or unclear on the differences, Louisa is more than happy to talk to you about the different options and discuss which treatment is best for your needs.
Three of the styles she may consider are called Distal Needle Acupuncture, Motor Point Acupuncture, and Dry Needling.
These styles have similarities, but differ dramatically in technique and strategy. We will explore the differences below.
Find Out What Acupuncture Style Is Best For You at Deep Relief Austin!
Louisa is a skilled Austin acupuncturist that is happy to walk you through each different style and let you know what is recommended for your types of pain.
If you’d like to schedule your appointment or learn more about each treatment, call today at 512-529-0027.
7 Undeniable Benefits of A Deep Tissue Massage:
Not only does a deep tissue massage feel amazing, it also come with numerous physical and psychological benefits. Click here to learn more.
After a long week, all you can think about is how great a massage would feel.
Sometimes your partner's hands just can't get deep enough like a professional can. So why not consider treating yourself to a deep tissue massage?
In addition to feeling like a million bucks afterward, we're going to give you seven more benefits as to why you should book one now.
You might want to make a routine out of massages!
What Is a Deep Tissue Massage?
First of all, it's important to determine what the differences are between deep tissue and other massages. A deep tissue massage is therapeutic. It targets your deep muscle tissues and the tension that builds up from stress and poor exercising.
This type of massage requires more pressure than your typical relaxing massage. Just know that when you're done, you'll breathe a sigh of relief.
Need to go even deeper?
Try our DEEP Relief Therapeutic Massage. It includes deep tissue, Ashiatsu, trigger point therapy, and myofascial decompression. You'll never have a knot in your back again!
Take Precautions Prior to the Massage
Before you begin, make sure you've done your research and looked for a certified and experienced therapist.
The last thing you need is an inexperienced therapist causing an injury instead of relief. It's important to relax and trust the therapist.
Now that you have an idea of what you need to do before you even book the appointment, let's dig in!
1. Help Lower Your Blood Pressure
A deep tissue massage gets into the deep layer of the tissue on your body, which impacts blood flow.
A recent study showed that massages have a positive impact on peoples systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressure readings.
2. Fight That Chronic Back Pain
A good massage also helps with back pain. A 2014 study from the Scientific World Journal found that deep tissue massages reduce pain in people with chronic symptoms better than painkillers.
3. Reduces Stress, Anxiety, and Muscle Tension
Chronic stress and muscle tension cause inflammation, which can worsen your overall health. A deep tissue massage is a solution to all the stress life throws at you.
A massage also increases the production of oxytocin. This hormone is more or less your bonding hormone. It influences your social interactions and creates positive emotions. You've probably heard how endorphins make you happy, and that's exactly what this massage does.
4. Break up That Scar Tissue
Scarring is natural. Have you ever picked at a scab and then a few days later it was a white scar? That's your skin healing.
A deep tissue massage helps break down your internal and external scar tissue and helps muscles recover. Patients with burn scars found that the massage treatment results in less pain and itching, and a decrease in their scar thickness.
5. Labor Pains Will Be a Breeze
Pregnancy is a glorious thing, but being in excruciating pain is not.
Good news ladies! Getting a massage lowers anxiety. Women who received a massage before or during labor experience a decrease in depression, anxiety and back pain.
There's a chance the massage will lower your labor time and amount of medication you need. The goal is to have a safe and healthy pregnancy all around.
6. Fight Your Painful Arthritis
Do you have a desk job?
Are you constantly pounding away on a keyboard? It might be time for a deep tissue massage to combat arthritis pain.
Depending on how far along your arthritis is, it can affect your quality of life. Massages improve pain, stiffness, your range of motion, and your overall hand grip. You shouldn't be in pain, even if you're trying to write something simple down a piece of paper.
It's important to note that the massage is to complement to your doctor-prescribed arthritis treatment and it is not an actual treatment itself.
7. Athletic Rehabilitation
For those that have athletic kids, this is important!
Athletes are prone to muscle injury and soreness. Coaches, athletes, and professionals in sports medicine recommend getting a massage. The benefits are amazing: athletes increase their blood flow, reduce muscle tension, and have an increased sense of well-being.
Studies have shown that a massage can help an athlete's overall performance, recovery and muscle injury prevention.
Different Types and Techniques
Who knew that there were so many different types and techniques of massages?
A Swedish massage is the popular for relaxing.
Deep tissue massages can be relaxing when done by a skilled hand or foot if your talking Ashiatsu, in a hurts so good kinda way.
However, the pressure involved with the deep tissue is a good thing for people with injuries. The deep tissue tends to be slower-paced and you might need a bit more time to work out those kinks, so expect to be there for a while.
How We Can Help
Hopefully, you feel a lot more confident about getting a deep tissue massage rather than a regular massage.
Just remember that a good therapist will make sure you're comfortable and that when applying pressure, it's with in your comfort zone.
It's supposed to be a great experience, so let us help you get started.
Contact us today and we'll be happy to answer any questions prior to booking!