Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense.
Deep tissue massage is effective because of its technique consisting of slower, stronger massage that stimulates deep into muscles. Working deeply does not necessarily mean applying lots of pressure. A light touch can also effect the body/mind very deeply. The techniques used in deep tissue massage are also applied more slowly.
A treatment does not usually involve working on the whole body, but focuses on particular areas of the body which are presenting patterns of strain. So the whole treatment might focus on the legs and pelvis, shoulder girdle or neck, depending on where the strain patterns are evident. Releasing these areas of strain will have effects throughout the body.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Releases deep muscular tension
- Realigns muscles and fascia
- Improves posture and breaks poor postural habits
- Clears energy pathways within the body
- Releases emotional tension
- Relieves pain and increases vitality.