Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia using very deep pressure that is intended to break up adhesions in the belly of the muscle or in areas around the joints. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, sports related injures, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.