Deep Tissue massage is similar to the most common type of massage, Swedish massage, in that your therapist uses long, smooth, and kneading strokes to achieve healing changes in the body. The two forms of massage differ in that Deep Tissue massage aims to affect the deeper structures of the body and have a deeper level of healing. Deep Tissue massage is very effective in treating chronic muscle and connective tissue injuries.
In order to access deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue in the body, your massage therapist needs to use considerable pressure; to achieve that pressure, he or she needs skilled in using forearms, elbows, and knuckles to perform the massage techniques.
Deep Tissue massage provides a more therapeutic effect by working more than just superficial layers in the body. Deep Tissue massage gets right down to the core of your muscular system to remove chronic tension, scar tissue, and adhesions between muscles and connective tissue, helping you get the relief you need faster.
By Jeremy Bissonnette
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