Deep Tissue Massage: Use and Benefits

pt Health Modalities, Pain Relief

There are many different types of massages: Swedish massage, shiatsu massage, hot stone massage, Thai massage and so many more. Each type of massage therapy offers a unique experience ideal for targeting different injuries and issues. Deep tissue massage therapy is a common option, how do you know if it’s right for you?

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue is a type of massage therapy that applies a deeper, more targeted pressure than classic or relaxation therapies in order to break down adhesions (bands of hard, painful tissue, felt as “knots”) in your muscles, tendons and ligaments. Therapists use thumbs, knuckles, forearms and elbows with slow, firm strokes to reduce pain, inflammation, muscle tension and stress, as well as increase circulation.

What can deep tissue massage treat?


If you’re experiencing any of the above conditions you can benefit from deep tissue massage therapy. Deep tissue massage therapy can provide the following benefits:

  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Increase blood flow
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase mobility
  • Relieve pain
  • Break up scar tissue
  • Ease tight, twisted , or knotted muscles
  • Reduce pain
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased flexibility

Book your appointment now and start feeling better sooner!

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