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How Deep Tissue Massage Can Help Improve Mobility and Flexibility

Deep Tissue massage is a type of therapeutic bodywork that releases muscle tension. It can be used to help improve mobility and flexibility by releasing tight muscles, reducing inflammation, and improving posture. By targeting deep connective tissue and the underlying layers of the muscle, Deep Tissue massage helps to relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and restore balance to the body’s natural alignment.

At Ascent Chiropractic, our experienced massage therapists are skilled at assessing your body’s needs and providing the most effective treatment plan for you. We use a variety of techniques to improve mobility and flexibility. Our therapists will work with you to identify areas that need to be addressed and can recommend specific stretches or exercises that will help correct any postural imbalances that may be contributing to your discomfort.

In this article, we are going to explore everything that you need to know about Deep Tissue Massage and how it can help improve mobility and flexibility. So let’s dive in.

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

If you are trying to cope with mobility problems, give deep tissue massage a try. Deep tissue massage focuses on the inner layers of muscle tissue and fascia. It works to realign deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues.

Deep tissue massage can help relieve a stiff, achy neck, ease back pain by loosening tight back muscles, and relieve shoulder pain and tightness. Studies have shown that deep tissue massage can improve posture, reduce inflammation and improve circulation to promote wellbeing.

How Does it Work?

Deep tissue massage uses targeted pressure that therapists apply to the affected areas using their hands, forearms and elbows to relieve tension that has built up in the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. Many massage therapists also use stretching and range of motion techniques designed to help stiff and sore muscles relax. This type of massage therapy in Burien aims to relax muscle knots, alleviate tension, and improve blood flow.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Here are some ways in which deep tissue massage can help improve mobility and flexibility.

Relieves chronic pain and muscle tension: Deep tissue massage helps break up scar tissue that has formed around a joint to relieve pain

Promotes relaxation and reduces stress: Deep tissue massage uses targeted pressure to ease tension in the inner layers of muscle and connective tissue. During a massage session, the body releases endorphins and other feel-good hormones that reduce stress and promote happiness and pleasure

Improves flexibility and your range of motion: Deep tissue massage breaks down scar tissue to allow the muscles to move more freely

Reduces inflammation: Inflammation is a common cause of mobility problems. Deep tissue massage focuses on sensitive and painful areas, along with areas that are constricted and tight to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation

Improves posture: Poor posture can lead to changes in your spinal structure, contributing to mobility issues. Deep tissue massage helps restore the body’s natural alignment by focusing on the muscles and connective tissues that support the spine

At Ascent Chiropractic we use a whole-body approach to care that involves targeting the root causes of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Our methods are designed to strengthen and stabilize the body. Call 206-241-3836 to make an appointment today.


17651 1st Ave S, Suite 101
Normandy Park, WA 98148

Phone: 206-241-3836
Fax: 206-241-3967


Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Achieving Ascent Chiropractic does not happen overnight. However, through regular chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle changes your body can be stronger, more active, and pain-free. Work with us to correct the cause of your body’s dysfunction.

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