Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; recovering from accidents, and for sporting injuries, releasing tension in the neck, sore shoulders, upper back, and loosening tight muscles in their arms and legs. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.