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Deep Tissue Massage

What is Deep Tissue Massage and who would benefit from it?

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage therapy technique which focuses on realigning the deepest muscle tissue and connective tissue layers. This includes the tendons and fascia layers, or the protective areas which surround your joints, muscles, and bones. It is used to concentrate on specific areas to help relieve tension and pain. It is helpful for anyone who has chronic aches or pains that are located in contracted areas. This includes aches, pains and stiffness in the:

  • neck

  • upper back 

  • lower back 

  • leg muscles

  • shoulders

Massage Therapy

What would a session entail?

Deep Tissue Massage is very similar to the Swedish massage in regard to similar strokes. However, it requires slower movement and deeper pressure which are concentrated on specific areas to relieve tension and pain. The deep pressure and specific strokes used in Deep Tissue Massage work by physically breaking down and releasing the toxins created from lack of oxygen and/or movement, and improves both the flow of blood and oxygen to problem areas. This in turn restores normal movement and relieves pain. This modality requires the use of massage oil and deep directed pressure. It can cause pain or soreness during the session and usually there is some stiffness or pain after the massage is over. However, this typically subsides within a day or two.

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