Deep tissue massage is a more intense style of massage therapy. It focuses intently on inner layers of muscle and tissue, breaking up muscle knots and realigning tissues and tendons. The therapist employs firm pressure on the client, with long, steady strokes that reshape and realign connective tissue and muscle mass.
This more intense form of therapeutic massage is often advised as a relief for chronic pain in various parts of the body. It’s particularly helpful for common pain points such as the back, legs, and shoulders. Deep tissue massage also loosens stiff or overworked body parts, such as the neck.