Deep Tissue

About Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue involves firm pressure to access deep layers of the muscle. For this technique, the massage therapist must often use his or her forearms and elbows to provide enough force to the client’s comfort level. While some mild discomfort can be expected from deep tissue work, there should not be sharp pain at any time. The massage therapist should be experienced enough to keep from hurting a client or put them at risk of injury. Deep tissue work should be avoided for clients who have any blood disorder or blood thinning medication.

What Deep Tissue is Good for

Deep tissue can help the conditions of:

  • Sciatica (after acute stage)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • After workouts (not before)
  • Chronic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Limited ROM (range of motion)
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle tension and spasms
  • Whiplash
  • Sport injury