As the name suggests, Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that works on the deepest layers of muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments to ease and release deep tension stored in the muscles and fascia of the body. The therapist uses advance techniques and deep finger pressure to concentrate on particular sore areas, and follows or goes across the fibres of muscles and tendons.
Deep tissue massage is often used to treat people who are recovering from accidents, and for sports injuries as it increases blood circulation in muscles that are underused, relieves chronic muscle tension throughout the body, and can also break down scar tissue and “knots” deep in the muscles. It’s aimed at helping to relieve muscular issues and not for relaxation.