A massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments - deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas, and follows or goes across the fibres of muscles and tendons. Deep tissue massage is a particularly effective massage for people with muscular pain. Deep tissue massage helps to refresh and relax muscles, increasing the blood flow and therefore the oxygen flow around your body. This gets rid of toxins in very sore and strained muscles, which helps them to strengthen and heal.
Deep Tissue massages loosen fibres of the muscle whilst releasing deeply-held patterns of tension. They help to remove toxins whilst relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic. By using slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction across the grain of the muscle, a deeper level of stimulation is achieved when needed. It also helps to break up and eliminate knotted tissues. As it focuses on more specific areas it may cause some soreness during or right after the massage, which will feel better within a day or two.
Deep Tissue massages feel good and are beneficial to your health. When muscles are stressed they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up as toxins in the muscle tissue. The massage loosens the muscle, releases toxins and gets blood and oxygen circulating more efficiently. It is important to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue massage to help drain these toxins from your body.