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What is Deep Tissue Massage and When is it Recommended?

Our current Day Class Students (graduating December 2019) are practicing Deep Tissue Massage.

Deep tissue massage is a specific type of massage that works on the deep layers of muscle and connective tissue (fascia) in the body.

The massage strokes can be either with or against the muscle grain, usually slower and with more pressure than classic massage. The results are a more intensified massage with focus on relieving tension and pain in specified areas.

The slow, calculated strokes used in deep tissue massage help breakdown pockets of tense tissue that can cause pain, inflammation or reduce range of motion and circulation. By concentrating pressure on these specific points, this tension is released, allowing for better circulation and range of motion in muscles.

When is Deep Tissue Massage Recommended?

While deep tissue massage may be incorporated into any our custom massages, it is usually used as a therapeutic remedy for certain muscle or health conditions. Some of the health conditions that can be improved with this massage include:


  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle injuries- commonly whiplash or sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle tension, strain or spasms
  • Carpal tunnel or tennis elbow

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