Definitions for "Deep Tissue Massage"
releases tension and allows muscle tissue and fascia to stretch normally while helping to restore range of motion. Deep Tissue Work is for deep, sore and tight muscles that need extra work to relax them. It is best used in combination with other techniques. It focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. This type of massage also breaks down scar tissue, known as restrictive fascia. Clients are usually instructed to drink plenty of water for a couple of days following the massage to help eliminate the released toxins.
A more focused type of massage that uses a firm pressure applied slowly to specific muscles or muscle groups.
Deep tissue massage is also called deep muscle therapy or deep tissue therapy. It is an umbrella term for bodywork systems that work deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains. RolfingĀ” and Hellerwork are examples of deep tissue massage.3