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Gay Massage Paris : Deep Tissue


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Sometimes the classic Swedish massage is not very effective in relieving certain deeply installed pains. In this case, there is a massage therapy technique that can help greatly: it is called "deep tissue" massage. As the name suggests, this method targets muscles and connective tissue in depth. It has the effect of releasing tensions so that the body can regain its balance.

It is therefore recommended for athletes, as it contributes to better recovery. The principle is quite simple: the practitioner stretches the tissue as much as possible which can be unpleasant at first. To do this, he uses his fingers as well as his hands, sometimes the forearms or elbows. But after the massage, the body is reborn again, the massaged person benefits from an optimal feeling of well-being.


This technique is part of quasi-therapeutic massages, so it is perfectly advisable to realign the muscle layers.

Gay Massage Paris : Deep Tissue


The touch is the key

In general, deep tissue massage is much more intense than Swedish or Californian massage. However, the 1st minutes remain the same. To be a little more precise, here are the techniques used to achieve this type of massage:

  • Touching: this is the first phase. The important thing here is to prepare the massed body for the other stages. It is therefore a mechanical action that simulates a caress. The practitioner begins in principle by applying oil and spreading it over the body (oiling step). Then it performs tender, slow and fluid movements to relax the person.

  • Mixing: this is a technique that targets fleshy areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, calves or shoulder. In the case of deep tissue, its application remains more intense. However, it can be painful especially when the massage therapist pinches and stretches the muscles. It relaxes deep tissue and eliminates fat deposits. Believe me: it’s a blessing in disguise.

  • Crushing using the forearm: here the masseur uses his forearms to massage the muscles, this allows him to increase the pressure. It’s a fairly complex phase as it turns out to be painful. In general, it begins at the shoulders and descends along the spine in a fluid movement. He then takes care of the lower parts such as the calf or the thighs. The joints are also massaged deeply. This obviously allows the body to regain flexibility.     

Gay Massage Paris : Deep Tissue


One technique, many advantages

Deep tissue massage has many virtues. Here they are :

Effect on the structure, posture of the body:

  • Calms back pain (chronic or acute) and helps rebalance the body

  • Contributes to the relaxation of tensions

  • Improves joint flexibility

  • Promotes a large range of motion (improves sports performance)


Effects on the organism in general:

  • Soothes pains in a global way

  • Relieves stiffness (microcracks in the muscles)

  • Improves quality of sleep

  • Increases respiratory capacity

  • Promotes drainage and elimination of fat

  • Helps the circulation of body fluids (blood and lymphatic flows) which reduces inflammation

  • Reduces the risk of constipation and helps digestion

  • Improves the health of the epidermis thanks to better oxygenation of cells

  • Calms arthritis symptoms


Psychological and emotional effects:

  • Allows better management of stress and anxiety

  • Develops awareness of oneself and one's faults

  • Help you listen your body more carefully

  • Contributes to an open mind

  • Increases self-confidence

  • Increase understanding of emotions

Gay Massage Paris : Deep Tissue


And the body gets relaxed

Before going on the massage table, it is advisable to discuss with the massage therapist. This exchange then makes you feel comfortable during the session. The latter often takes place without clothing. If the person is modest, he can always keep his underwear, the important thing is that you are comfortable!

During the meeting, tell the practitioner about your different expectations (sports recovery, stress reduction, rebalancing of posture, pain relief). This aspect remains essential, because the specialist can then adapt his service according to the requirements of the massage.

In most cases, deep tissue massage can be done with or without the use of oils. For my part, I always use a dedicated massage oil allowing me to act in a reliable and faster way.

Regarding the duration of a session, everything will depend on the goal, but generally lasts 1 hour. In some cases, the massage therapist recommends a daily session of 30 minutes for 10 days. However, sometimes the massage can exceed up to 1 hour 30 minutes.

The masseur focuses on the upper body, he does the light massage and other maneuvers to identify areas of tension. Then, he performs the kneading gestures in order to widen the muscles and reach the tissues.

The session can be trying, it is for this reason that it is advisable to take the time to rest a few more minutes after the massage before getting up.

Gay Massage Paris : Deep Tissue


Avoid in these cases :

Deep tissue massage is a popular method for athletes, however thanks to these many other virtues (painkiller, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, anti-overwork ...) many people also like it!

However, it is not recommended, or even prohibited in certain cases:

  • Pregnancy more than three months: the maneuvers can affect the health of the fetus and the mother

  • Fever over 37.5 °: deep tissue massage can be the source of a significant increase in temperature

  • Presence of skin recent problems : infections, wounds, recent scars, recent burns not healed

  • Bone or ligament fractures: a deep tissue massage can make the situation worse, so it's best not to take any risks!

  • People who have undergone recent surgery: the wound should be allowed to close before performing a massage session. Logical !

Gay Massage Paris : Deep Tissue


Did you know ?

Like the Esalen massage, deep tissue also originates from the country of Uncle Sam. Certainly, Americans are always looking for the ultimate massage techniques. It should be noted that it is difficult to identify the inventor of this method. Many researchers and doctors claim to be the creator of deep tissue ... the battle for recognition is still going on!

The principle is quite simple, the Deep tissue has been developed to quickly identify areas of tension in the body. The practitioner can then focus on the parts involved by making slow and deep movements.

In most cases, it is recommended as a complementary massage to Swedish massage. It therefore helps to drain the body and improve the comfort of the massaged. In addition, it would also be a very effective solution in case of muscle and joint pain.


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Gay Massage Paris : Deep Tissue
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