Deep Tissue

What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a technique of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue. This technique incorporates slow strokes using deeper finger or elbow pressure on contracted areas, either along or across the muscle grain, tendons and fascia. This focused technique releases chronic patterns of tension in the body.

Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints, and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage which is one that is performed with sustained, strong, occasionally intense pressure through an entire full-body session. Deep tissue massage can be intense because of the deliberate focused work.

Will a Deep Tissue Massage hurt?
It is not uncommon for people who are not familiar with massage to mistakenly believe that a deep tissue massage will be painful. It is not necessary to endure a painful session! The massage needs to be performed at a level that is acceptable to you. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. This type of massage therapy may cause some discomfort as the massage therapist releases trigger points deep in your body’s connective tissue. Most clients refer to it as a pain that “feels good”.

How fast will I get results with a Deep Tissue Massage?
Our intention is to resolve the pain/problem in as few sessions as possible. By customizing your treatment plan it is important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushed harder they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. This just will not happen. In fact, undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes: exercise, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.

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