Deep Tissue

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.  It aims to release chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deeper more direct pressure on contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Deep tissue massage helps to break up and reduce scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?

As the focus is deeper and more intense, it's likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage. Always feel free to communicate your comfort level with your therapist so that pressure intensity can be adjusted as necessary.

Why Get Deep Tissue Massage?

The purpose is to loosen the fibers of a muscle.  Releasing deeply held patterns of tension and relaxing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.

When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release by-products (such as lactic acid) from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.

Will I see Faster Results with Deep Tissue Massage?

It's important to be realistic about what one massage can achieve. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. Undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a time is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, stretching, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.