Deep Tissue Massage for Hip Pain
Hip pain can feel really debilitating and can go on to affect the way you walk, and even have knock on effects to other joints and muscles that then have to work harder to support you. Sometimes this area needs extra attention during your massage which can have a profound affect. This is where Deep Tissue Massage for your hip pain comes into use in my practice.
What is Deep Tissue Massage for Hip Pain?
Deep Tissue Massage is, in a nutshell, using specific massage strokes slowly which allows the muscles to let you work much deeper. Did you know we have muscles sat above other muscles? So we need to be able to work deeply to sink through the top layer of muscles and be able to get to work on those below. Deep Tissue Massage allows us to do this. Deep Tissue Massage can have a wonderfully remedial effect and it can allow us to feel into muscle fibres with fingertip accuracy. In some cases it can help to improve many conditions, reduce pain, assist with posture and help people with hip pain get back to a 'normal' life. It can help bring space into the joint so that the lubricating fluid can flow into the joint, it can improve blood flow to the supporting muscles which in turns delivers oxygen and nutrients and removes waste from the muscle.
What is Deep Tissue Massage used for?
Deep Tissue Massage can be used on any area of the body, but in this blog post I wanted to specifically look at hip pain as this is an area that I see people living with on a regular basis, within my practice. My aim as a therapist is to give the best possible massage I can, calling on a range of techniques from a variety of modalities, to give you a tailored experience that is going to help target your specific problem areas. But remember, just as Rome wasn't built in a day, hip pain can be caused over time. This means it could take a few massages or even a series of massage - I never promise to 'cure' anything - I'm not a Doctor after all, but I always call on the most effective techniques I know in order to do my very best for you, because I'm passionate about helping people feel better in their own skin.
What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage for Hip Pain?
Deep Tissue Massage can have many benefits, not just to the area that you may be struggling with, but to the overall body as a whole. It can:
Help to calm an anxious / overactive nervous system
Help induce relaxation, helping you reach 'rest and repair' mode
Help to relax tight muscles
Help to deliver oxygen and nutrients to muscles, and remove waste from muscles by stimulating blood flow
Help to break down scar tissue
Help with pain relief
Help to lower blood pressure
Help with the functioning of the digestive system
Help with restricted joints
And much more!
Deep Tissue Massage can be of benefit to nearly anyone, and people with hip pain can find it useful. I invite you to call to discuss before making an appointment if you're not sure if it's for you.
I hope to meet you soon and help you on your journey!