What is Deep Tissue?
Deep tissue massage is a therapy which focuses in solving a concrete problem, such as recovering from an injury, increasing mobility, postural problems, mechanical imbalances, postural problems, pains (neck, upper back, lower back), sciatica, etc.
Deep tissue massage techniques are 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.
Deep Tissue massage might help to reduce prescription medications by alleviating pain, promoting blood circulation and relieving injuries.
What is the massage like?
At the beginning of a deep tissue massage, lighter pressure is applied to warm up and prepare the muscles.
The massage therapist may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during a deep tissue massage. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on tense areas.
After the warm-up, specific techniques are applied, including:
- Stripping: Deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibres using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs.
- Friction: Pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers.
Duration: 60 minutes