What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage may include strokes like those of Swedish massage, but the therapist will apply the strokes more forcefully. Deep tissue massage is mainly for working out deep muscle tension or aiding recovery from a muscle strain. To achieve this, the therapist must apply greater pressure, and this can cause some discomfort. As a result, deep tissue massage is typically not for relaxation or stress relief.

 

Who is it best for?

Deep tissue massage is popular among people who are recovering from muscle injuries due to sports or an accident. People who have structural abnormalities of the spine and muscles may also benefit from deep tissue massage. This form of massage can often help release chronic muscle tension and promote correct muscle function.

 

How does it work?

  • Technique
    • Deep tissue massage may include strokes like those of Swedish massage, but the therapist will apply the strokes more forcefully. This intensity helps release tension in the deeper layers of muscle and in the connective tissues, or fascia, beneath the muscles.
  • Pressure
    • In contrast, deep tissue massage applies much more pressure to release tension deep within the muscles and fascia. It may be too strong for people who simply want a relaxing massage.

 

Deep Tissue is offered in the following levels:

  1. Gentle Deep Tissue (Pain Level: 1-2)
  2. Medium Deep Tissue (Pain Level: 3-4)
  3. Crazy Deep Tissue (Pain Level: 5)

 

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