Deep Tissue Massage is a form of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep Tissue Massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish Massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. Deep Tissue Massage is a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots. It also requires the therapist to apply a considerable amount of pressure, which in some cases may cause some discomfort to the client. However, the therapist will always work within the comfort zone of the client.
It is important to stress the realistic expectations of what Deep Tissue Massage can achieve in one session. Undoing chronic tensions that has been built up over long period of time requires an integrated program that includes exercise, working on your posture, working on relaxation techniques as well as regular massage sessions.
Deep Tissue Massage is aimed at everyone. Most people develop some negative postural habits due to repetitive activities or mental and emotional influences on the body. Many peoples job lead to repetitive postures such as office workers who spends a lot of time in front of the computer often find that gradual development of muscular imbalance leads to pain and tension. Also people whose work or leisure activities involves a high level of muscular output often accumulate residues of lactic acid in their muscles, which leads to stiffness and pain.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating
Can resolve many chronic pain patterns by releasing deeply held emotions that caused
Improves posture and mobility
Helps to reduce tensions and stress