Intensity level 9-10
Deep tissue massage targets the deep layers of tissue in the body which includes muscles, tendons and fascia. It is similar to Swedish massage, but deeper and specific pressure is applied to release chronic muscle tension. Areas of focus include major muscles groups such as lower back with joints and tendons susceptible to straining or injuries. Certain areas that often tense up in stress including shoulder, neck and hip can often be relieved by this type of massage.
Deep tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy and is recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.
Deep tissue massage relieves stress, eases pain, increases mobiity, and lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Though less rhythmic than other massages, the deep tissue massage can be therapeutic in relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries. Especially beneficial to athletes and people managing chronic pain. It is effective in treating repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and can be helpful in reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis.