Deep tissue massage treatment begins with slow, firm gliding pressure to restore normal length to contracted superficial Myofascial tissues, combined with post isometric relaxation (P.I.R) stretching toward the same end.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. It shortens the recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes.
Treatment of trigger points consists of identifying the trigger points through palpation, followed by manual compression to remove excess metabolic waste and cross fiber friction to unstick adjacent muscle fibers followed by Post-Isometric Relaxation (P.I.R.) stretching to normalize shortened muscle fiber length.