Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, and specifically the individual muscle fibres.
This form of massage uses a slow and deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle without the use of massage oils. Deep Tissue Massage is used to unstick the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.
Specific hand positions and strokes are used in response to the various tissues types, while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. This is both a corrective and therapeutic massage technique. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues that can be stored in the body may also be released.
Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on specific areas and may cause some soreness during or after the session. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help with this elimination process.