Deep Tissue Therapy
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. Slow steady strokes and deep pressure are used to work deep into the muscle and connective tissue. This will cause a release specific muscle tension while restoring flexibility.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (*Dynasty Medical Care) found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60-minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of OxyContin and serotonin.
Deep Tissue work is great for those who want to release acute and chronic tension. Tension which may have developed from overuse or injury. It’s great for athletes or anyone who loves to play hard!
Please talk with your professional massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage therapy would be beneficial for you.