Types of Massage > Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses pressure techniques are applied to aching and tight muscle groups. The session will focus entirely on the areas of tension. The intent is to restore health and comfort to the tissue.
The goal of deep tissue massage is not as rooted in relaxation, like many other techniques, although it can be a byproduct. Deep tissue massage is focused on the deep layers of muscle and connective tissue in the body. A deep, slow technique that employs firm pressure is used to release muscle tension and help improve flexibility.
Deep tissue massage is aimed to reduce pain and soreness created by prolonged muscle tension. Many deep tissue massages focus on muscle groups that tend to store more stress such as lower back, neck, shoulders, and joints. Target pressure helps to relieve muscles that have been stuck in an improper or tight position and aims to increase the length of muscle and blood flow.