What Is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?

Deep tissue massage works on stressed, overworked muscles and connective tissue to ease your chronic joint and muscle pain. This technique is also used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It targets the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues, promoting faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

You will be guided by your therapist during the treatment of the painful tense, deep areas of your muscles. It is common to feel an amount of discomfort during the massage. You may experience some stiffness and soreness in the day or so following your deep tissue massage. This discomfort is described as a “good pain”, the kind that feels good at the same time.

We highly recommend you give your body and mind some rest after a massage. Your muscles were just worked on and loosened. To avoid the risk of injury or overworking a muscle, we advise you to avoid any physical activity for the remainder of the day.

Treatment once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable. If you are in chronic pain or have a special concern, you might need to come a few more times until you feel better.