Deep Tissue Massage
Unlike Swedish (Relaxation) Massage which has a relaxing effect and uses a light pressure, deep tissue massage is done using deep finger pressure with strokes that are firm and slow.
Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic benefits and is used to treat many different conditions.
A massage therapist using deep tissue massage techniques is using a specific type of massage that works on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. A fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin consisting primarily of collagen. The fascia attaches, stabilizes, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs.
What can deep tissue massage help with?
- Low back pain
- Increase mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. – whiplash, falls)
- Assist injury from repetitive strain, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Improve postural problems
- Relieve muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids and upper back
- Reduce Osteoarthritis pain
- Assist with Sciatica pain
- Sports concerns (runners, athletes)
- Piriformis syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Upper back or neck pain
*Please note – deep tissue massage is not the right massage therapy for everyone. If you have issues such as Fibromyalgia, have had a recent surgery or have another concern, please contact me so we can figure out the best massage technique for your needs.