Deep Tissue Massage known as Rehabilitative Massage focuses on realigning the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches, pains and tightness in areas such as neck and upper back, low back pain, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic Swedish massage, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the deeper layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). As with any massage, it is important to keep your therapist informed about the pressure being used – this can always be adjusted.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. There is usually some level discomfort during and after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so.
Tips: Hydrate. Breathe. Communicate. Hydrate before and after your deep tissue massage. During your deep tissue massage, you may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas. Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. Reminder: as in any massage, communicate with your therapist about the pressure – this can always be adjusted.
Each massage integrates a variety of modalities to ensure you have a customized treatment at each visit.
Session Duration – 60 minutes or 90 minutes