Deep tissue massage

The term "deep tissue" is often misused to identify a massage that's performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is actually a separate category of massage therapy – one used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints.

This type of massage focuses on deep muscles, fascia (connective tissue) and other structures such as ligaments and tendons. It employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to relieve severe tension all over.

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. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work.