Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain in contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, lower back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down muscle adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the therapist uses massage oil and direct deep pressure to reach the deeper musculature.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain or injury rehabilitation. This massage has a number of benefits such as: reducing chronic pain, improving blood pressure, breaking up scar tissue, rehabilitating injured muscle, and stress relief. You can notice an improved range of motion immediately after deep tissue massage.