Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy can be similar to Swedish massage in technique, but the significantly deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Deep tissue works both with and against the grain of the muscle with heavy pressure to break up scar tissue, increase joint mobility, and ease tension. Read more about the benefits and techniques of deep tissue massage therapy at webMD and altHealth. According to the Arthritis Foundation deep tissue massage can benefit:

  • people with arthritis

  • people with prior juries who wish to increase mobility

  • people with tough knots

  • people with chronic muscle tension