Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a more focused type of therapy that aims to release areas of tension, or "knots," in the deeper levels of musculature.
Deep Tissue Massage refers to various regimens or massage styles that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. The aim is to affect the various layers of fascia that support muscle tissues and loosen bonds between the layers of connective tissues. Specifically, therapists work to release adhesions, which are rigid bands of tissue that can cause pain, chronic tension and restrict motion.
Deep tissue massage is generally used to target a specific area of pain, stiffness or reduced function, primarily by breaking down adhesions that often form as a response to injury. They can cause reduced range of motion and chronic pain. Some of the conditions for which deep tissue massage may be helpful include: fibromyalgia, sports or other injuries to muscles such as strains, sprains or pulls; pain from osteoarthritis or other bone conditions; or repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome.