Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful and stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than
other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be very therapeutic - relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as a back sprain.
Deep tissue massage is mainly for working out deep muscle tension or aiding recovery from a muscle strain. To achieve this, the therapist must apply greater pressure, and this can cause some discomfort. As a result, deep tissue massage is typically not for relaxation or stress relief. Deep tissue massage is popular among people who are recovering from muscle injuries due to sports or an accident. People who have structural abnormalities of the spine and muscles may also benefit from deep tissue massage. This form of massage
can often help release chronic muscle tension and promote correct muscle function.
Before the session begins, a person should talk to the therapist about their preferred level of pressure during the massage. People can also mention any muscle tensions or sore spots on which they would like the therapist to work. It is also important to make the therapist aware of any injuries or sensitive areas to avoid.