Deep Tissue Massage

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 chronically tense and contracted areas such as a stiff neck, lower back tightness or  sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used in our custom massage, but the depp tissue massage movement is slower, and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.  To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort an possibly, pain.  It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range.  There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so.  You might even feel like you are bruised, but you never should be bruised.  The massage therapist may recommend applying ice or Bio Freeze to the are after massage.

 

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