Deep tissue is a massage style utilizing the fingers, thumbs and elbows to release chronic muscle tension utilizing slow, deep strokes, and friction. The therapist may work perpendicularly to the length of the fibres of the superficial muscles, with the intent of massaging muscle that lies underneath. Deep Tissue massage takes from other types of bodywork, cross-fibre friction massage, deep tissue sculpting, Hellerwork, Rolfing and others; it is believed to increase blood flow and to be of greatest use in problem muscles for pain, rehabilitation and arthritic complaints
Deep Tissue massage aims to relieve severe tension in muscles, connective tissue or fascia. Deep tissue focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. This type of massage is often recommended for individuals experiencing chronic pain or involved in heavy physical activity, and patients who have sustained a non-recent physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Relieves Stress
- Relieves back pain
- Improves range of motion
- Reduces chronic pain
- Promotes relaxation
Deep Tissue Massage can also help with chronic tension headaches. It is also could be beneficial to many internal organs of the body.