Deep Tissue Home Massage

Deep tissue massage involves a masseuse giving specific “trouble area’s” focused attention. Using slow deliberate manner, hard pressure is applied to penetrate into layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Since this technique was developed to relieve specific problems in specific locations, it does not have the smoothly rhythmic tempo of other methods; rather, it is more manipulative. It is credited with relieving chronic back pain, back sprains, ongoing pain issues and also with chronic areas of tension, such as in the shoulders.

Since such deeply penetrative work can be painful in itself, it is not uncommon for a patient to have their original complaint replaced by a new ache, caused by the treatment, which may last for a couple of days. This is nothing to be alarmed about, as realignment of tissue and ligament is going to make your body feel “different”, and often that is interpreted by the nervous system as pain. It will fade.

Some of the conditions that can respond well to Deep Tissue Massage are:

  1. Whiplash;
  2. Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome;
  3. Fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain;
  4. Osteoarthritis pain;
  5. Limited mobility;
  6. Posture issues.



How soon will my deep tissue massage work on my issues?

It is important to realize that one massage is not going to remedy your complaint. Most issues people are hoping to correct have built up over time, and are simply not going to be resolved in an hour. You can expect to continue deep tissue massage over the course of several weeks, perhaps months.

What can I expect during the massage?

Your therapist will be using finger, knuckles, heels of hands to penetrate deeply into your muscles and ligaments. It is important that if the pressure exceeds your range of comfort, that you let them know. However, remember that “no pain/no gain” is never more true than with deep tissue massage therapy. is a very good choice when selecting a provider for these services. Since your goal is to remedy an ongoing injury, pain, or to correct a lifetimes knots and tension, having the service in an arena where you can remain relaxed and stress free after the treatment is absolutely the best option for your recovery.

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