What Is A Deep Tissue Massage?

A deep tissue massage is similar to a traditional, or Swedish, massage, but it involves a deeper pressure that is beneficial for relieving more chronic muscle tension and tightness. The focus in a deep tissue massage is to work on the deepest layers of the muscle tissue, the tendons, and the fascia.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

  • Increases Blood Flow
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Alleviates Chronic Muscle Tension & Tightness
  • Can Help To Break Up Scar Tissue
  • Promotes Healing in Injured Muscles
  • Reduces Stress
  • Relieves Tension Headaches

Who Should Get a Deep Tissue Massage?

If you experience problems related to any of the issues listed above, then a deep tissue massage may be the most beneficial type of massage for you. Keep in mind, that a deep tissue massage is not the traditional “relaxing” massage that you may have had in the past; It is meant to target deeper areas of your body, which means deeper pressure is applied. Of course, it is always your choice as to what pressure you would like the massage therapist to use, so feel free to let them know how you are feeling during your massage.

Ready to relieve your issues with a deep tissue massage? Click here to request an appointment or give our Tampa office a call at (813) 983-7921.