Deep Tissue Massage

As the name suggests, deep tissue massages aim to treat musculoskeletal problems like sports injuries and strains. This type of massage uses sustained pressure with deep and slow strokes to target the connective tissues and inner layers of your muscles. These movements break up scar tissues and muscle adhesions that usually form after an injury.

It can also increase blood flow in the body. Getting a deep tissue massage is a great way to reduce inflammation and heal faster from injuries.

The most common technique used in deep tissue massages is muscle stripping. With this technique, the massage therapists target a specific band of muscle fibers and apply pressure to the insertion of the muscle. This method elongates the muscle and allows fresh blood to circulate.

According to a study published in 2017, deep tissue massages reduce the pain associated with ankylosing spondylitis, one form of arthritis. Deep tissue massage may also help relieve stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and rehabilitate injured muscles.