Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is the site-specific application of massage techniques that assist in the rebalancing of an individual’s posture, and supporting their ease of movement. Despite its name, deep tissue therapy does not need to be uncomfortable. In fact, when a muscle is in pain from a practitioner’s pressure that is too deep the muscle’s fibers contract in a protective response that defeats the main purpose of massage therapy, to elongate a muscle, not shorten it. A well-trained massage therapist is always sensitive to the appropriate pressure required to elicit a positive healing response in the muscle fibers. Deep tissue work is patient work. It requires assessing the correct muscles to work with, and the patient persistent techniques to support the health and balance of the joints and muscles.