Deep tissue massage.
The line between sports massage and deep tissue massage is very thin. They often follow the same routine, method and procedure. The stroke pattern is often similar like tapping or kneading. Sports massage is mainly used for specific targeted area of the body while deep tissue massage focuses on the whole body. No specific oil’s or other ingredients are essential for either of massage.
What makes them differ from each other?
Sports Massage – The prime focus of sports massage is on injury prone areas of the body. Professionals, students or athletes are more prone to such injuries and thus need sports massage. Even if you start to run suddenly after a long break or perform vigorous exercise after a long halt, you are prone to such sports injuries and thus require sports massage. Stretch out the muscles before getting back to the exercise routine, as it increases flexibility, prevents cramps, reduces muscle tension. The athletes who engage in vigorous routines are highly recommended sports massage.
Deep Tissue Massage – Same as sports massage when it comes to technique. It uses deep strokes on the targeted area and help relief from pain and reduce muscle tension, giving more relaxed and calm feeling. Unlike sports massage, deep tissue massage can be carried out on general parts of the body like a stiff neck, sore upper-lower back and tight shoulders. Deep tissue massage is a great stress buster. Session of such massage can go a long way and make you ready for more challenging tasks.
In a nutshell, the core function of deep issue massage is to make you feel relaxed and sports massage is for the specific targeted area.
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