Deep Tissue Massage for Plantar Fasciitis
Deep tissue massage can be used to help treat multiple sports-related injuries. One such injury, commonly found in runners, is plantar fasciitis.
One of the best ways to start treatment for planar fasciitis is to cease from the activity that is causing the pain, albeit running, jogging, cycling, climbing, or aerobics. Footwear should be such that gives more support even though it may be stiffer. Arch supports can also help reduce the pain, and it is said that stretching the calf muscles also affords some relief. Icing the area for about a quarter of an hour every day can also help. Once initial recovery is made, patients should consider a more aggressive form of treatment such as deep tissue massage.
However, results are definite and can be felt within just a couple of days following treatment. Deep tissue massage loosens muscle tissue, removes muscle toxins, and ensures proper circulation of blood and oxygen to the injured area. Deep tissue massage works because it physically breaks down the adhesions that are formed by tissues in the muscles caused by over exertion or strain.