Deep Tissue Body Work
Tight, adherent muscles are the cause of many ailments due to their involvement in restricting the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, by the entrapment of nerves in soft tissue, and the impairing of normal structural alignment. To illustrate this point, the effect of a damaged or adherent muscle can be comparable to a garden hose with a kink or bend in it. When this occurs, the normal flow of water is blocked and the garden is not watered sufficiently. When a similar disruption in muscle and soft tissue occurs, the normal functions of the blood, nervous and/or lymphatic systems are diminished or blocked, and tissues and organs supplied by these systems are not properly fed.
Deep Muscle Therapy is designed to cause corrective changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissues. The improved circulation that results causes changes on the cellular level, not only to the muscle involved, but also to any soft tissue that may have been affected by the impaired circulation. Where muscles have become "dry", Deep Muscle Therapy brings lymphatic fluid toward the muscle cell. The lymphatic fluid acts as the liquid medium required for osmosis and cellular exchange on the capillary level. Deep Muscle Therapy relieves entrapment of nerves, and it also aids in moving out toxins and congestion that may have accumulated in damaged muscles and soft tissue, thereby reducing edema and inflammation, as well as reducing pain. It promotes detoxification on a cellular level, thus improving cellular function. It softens hard fibrous muscle which restricts joint range of motion, thereby "throwing off" the body’s proper structural alignment.
Deep Muscle Therapy provides a dramatic form of passive exercise for those who have been injured or ill. Combining Deep Muscle Therapy with traditional treatments for specific conditions or diseases offers an added edge that can speed recovery and promote maximum improvement where traditional treatments leave off.
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