Though deep tissue massage is strikingly similar to traditional massage techniques, it employs a significantly deeper and slower stroking pattern.
Deep tissue massage techniques focus on realigning deeper layers of connective tissue - concentrating on areas of pain and tension. This technique is often used to alleviate generalized aches and pains associated with stiffness & tightness.
Deep tissue massage helps with: chronic pain syndromes, osteoarthritis & repetitive strain injuries.
Benefits include: decreased pain & increased range of motion.
It is not uncommon for patients to report mild discomfort during a deep tissue massage. As well, some patients may experience post-treatment tenderness, which is self-limiting up to 48 hours post massage.