Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and ligaments. It aims to release chronic patterns of tension through slow strokes and deep finger pressure, either following or working across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
The therapist has to apply a considerable amount of pressure, which at times may cause some discomfort to the client. However, the therapist will always work within the comfort zone of the client.
When muscles are stressed, they block the distribution of oxygen and nutrients, which in turn can lead to inflammation. Deep tissue massage can help to loosen muscle tissue, which will enable improved circulation and oxygenation of the blood. Because many toxins are released, it is important to drink plenty of water after a treatment, to help eliminate waste products from the body.