Deep Tissue Massage
Moving through the layers
Targeting the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, deep tissue massage uses a variety of techniques to release muscular and myofacial restrictions within the body. Working through the layers of the body, deep tissue aims to relax, lengthen and release holding patterns. Deep tissue massage is often used for chronically tight or painful muscles and injury recovery and prevention.
In the beginning, lighter pressure is applied to warm up and prep the muscles. Specific deeper massage techniques are then applied. Often deep tissue massage is assumed to be a "strong or hard" massage and often though as a "no pain no gain" therapy. Though stronger pressure is applied as the therapist moves through deeper layers of the body. The deeper techniques are used in the areas in need while the rest of the body is massaged with the intention to rebalance and relax.
During the session it is common for the pressure to feel intense and uncomfortable. However, the session is not designed to be painful. If the pressure and sensation is beyond your comfort level always communicate with your therapist.
Deep tissue is used to
- Relieve muscular pain
- Break up scar tissue
- Release restrictions in connective tissue
- Improve range of motion and physical performance