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Therapeutic Massage Columbus | Akossage Healing Center

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How often have you ever desired the ability to rid yourself of pain? Pain from exercise. Pain from sitting in your chair at the office 8 hours a day throwing your lower back into desiring an "asprin martini". Have you felt a shooting pain flowing down the back of your legs into your calves and even your toes?


This is exactly the type of person Akossage seeks to help. When you arrive, your therapist will spend some time asking you about your areas of discomfort and referred pain. You will then asked what you would like to get out of the healing session, so the therapist can focus on what you need the most.


The therapeutic massage can involve deep tissue massage, stretching and facia release which alleviate the tension and pain big time. The kneading action will have more pressure applied as the therapist get into each layer of muscles one by one. The therapist will make sure your body is relaxed, but at the same time she will start communicating with every fiber of your tight muscles to unwind, open and surrender.  The therapist will check in with you time to time your comfortability with the pressure. As you need more she can go deeper without causing tension to your body. 


Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")


Will A Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?


It shouldn't hurt, but it's likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage. You should always feel free to speak up if the pressure is too much for you.


It's important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you might be sore the next day.


It's possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. This just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues.


It's important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. This just won't happen.


In fact, undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.


Finally, while deep tissue is certainly valuable, you should be aware that gentler styles of massage like therapeutic therapy can also produce profound release and realignment in the body in a long term effect.


If you are ready to give your body a healing massage, call Akossage at 614-309-6028.

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