Deep Tissue Massage, as its name suggests, focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres.
Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the aim of Deep Tissue Massage is to unstick the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.
Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion.
It may help to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Deeply therapautic and relaxing, it can be especially beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain.