Deep tissue massage therapy focuses on connective tissue, tendons, fascia (the protective layer of muscle around joints), and deep muscle tissues. Through manipulation that targets these areas, deep tissue massage aims to release muscle tension and realign the layers of muscles and connective tissues to produce beneficial results.
By applying prolonged and deep pressure on the inner layers of muscles, knots and areas that contain stress, build-ups are broken down and allowed to release toxins that are then processed by the body.
This type of massage can provide relief from the pain and stiffness of sports injuries, osteoarthritis, muscle spasms, whiplash, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Talk with your local massage studio today about your chronic muscle tension or injuries to find a course of action that can provide ongoing relief. It is important to note that massage should not be a painful experience. There is occasionally some stiffness after deep tissue massage but be sure to communicate how you are feeling to your therapist as they work on tense areas.