Deep Tissue is a generic term used to describe bodywork which goes below
superficial connective tissue with the intent of breaking up old structural
patterns and allowing the free flow of nutrients and oxygen in the blood. Deep
tissue requires that the therapist apply a considerable amount of pressure which
in some cases may cause some discomfort. Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial
Release are both considered forms of deep tissue massage. Commonly these
techniques are employed to assist in recovery from specific pain syndromes that
require a deeper form of work to be truly effective.
benefits of deep tissue massage
•Increases range of motion of limbs by restoring mobility
•Relaxes and sooth muscles
•Breaks up scar tissue due to injury
•Aids muscles to stay flexible
who can benefit from a deep tissue
•Athletes - all ages and levels as you all stress your bodies!
•Individuals with chronic joint or muscle injuries
•Individuals that perform repetitive work that causes considerable strain on
muscles and joints
•Individuals who suffer from stress
It is generally perceived as male therapists being able to provide a better
deep tissue massage than female therapists. This is a misinformed perception as
deep tissue massage relies on correct massage technique which can be achieved in
an effective manner by male and female therapists alike.