All About Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders

During a deep tissue massage, a trained massage therapist will use slow and deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. He or she will not use the same movements as a classic massage but will apply more pressure and work specific areas

It is common for the massage therapist to focus on a specific problem area. Your therapist will use slow and deliberate strokes that focus pressure on the muscles and connective tissues that surround the affected area.

The massage therapist may also use some stretching techniques to help release tension in the deeper layers of tissue. Deep tissue massage is used to break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle "knots" or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, limited range of motion, and inflammation. 

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Some of the potential benefits of deep tissue massage include reduced muscle tension and pain, improved blood circulation, and increased flexibility and range of motion. If you are considering trying deep tissue massage, make sure to go to a licensed massage therapist who's responsive to your needs. Deep tissue work can be rewarding when done properly! Be sure to book your massage today at

Posted on Mon, Jan 23, 2023