Full Body Massage

Deep Tissue

Many people think of “deep tissue massage” as simply meaning “stronger pressure”.  While it is true that the pressure will be stronger than a swedish/ relaxation massage, “Deep Tissue” actually refers to the technique of deep, specific, focused work, primarily into the belly of the muscle.   When performing a deep tissue massage, your therapist will work through layers of muscle and fascia and apply appropriate pressure to release specific muscle tension where needed.

Effective deep tissue work is done by evaluating your body’s response and applying pressure at just the right amount to release the muscular tension.  There is a common misconception that the stronger the pressure, the more effective the work- not true!   Pressure that is too strong will cause the muscles to tighten further in response, as a protective mechanism.  Rather, a good therapist will find the right level of pressure that encourages a deep release- this is when lasting results can occur.

Deep Tissue Massage can release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow deep strokes on any contacted areas and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It can help reduce pain, increase range of motion, relieve muscle spasms and improve circulation.

Our Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury.


Deep Tissue Massage is just one of the massage modalities we may incorporate as we customize your massage.