What is tissue?
Well, there are several types of tissue within the human body. Epithelial tissues are those that cover organs, and the most predominant of these tissues is, of course, the skin. Then you have smooth muscle tissue and skeletal muscle tissue. The smooth tissues are found mostly internally in the esophagus, bladder, and other areas. It's the skeletal tissues that are the target of most forms of massage as they are the ones that typically cause soreness and discomfort.
Of the many types of massage, deep tissue work is one of the most beneficial. This form of massage typically focuses only on specific areas and it can be rather intense. There is usually soreness for a day or two following a session, but if done right, the benefits will be worth it. Deep tissue massage helps with the elimination of scar tissue, as well as loosening muscle tissues and releasing toxins built up within the body. It also helps improve blood flow and circulation.
Now, not everyone knows this, but the fact is that not all deep tissue massages are created equal. It's not just about the person doing the massage, it's about where and what they use. Yes, most are done on a nice comfy massage table, sometimes with a therapeutic massage mat. It's the mat that makes such a difference. These types of massage mats help to improve the deep tissue massage benefits that the session already provides. Mats like the Pranamat ECO enhance the improvements to circulation and blood flow, as well as relieving muscle tension. They also reduce the muscle pain and soreness you feel after the sessions, and they help to improve muscle flexibility and movement as well.
If you're going for a deep tissue massage, be sure you grab a good mat. It will really make all the difference. Also, it's important to note that a good deal of toxins will be released from your muscles during a session, so be sure you consume plenty of water afterwards in order to flush those nasties away. Handle your massages properly, and you'll be very glad you did!