Deep tissue massage uses slow, firm strokes and pressure to ease and release tension deep in your muscles.

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage does what it says 'on the tin' - it is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments - deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas, and follows or goes across the fibres of muscles and tendons.

Deep tissue massage is a blanket term that describes a number of different therapies, and is often used medically by physiotherapists, chiropractors and so on.

Deep tissue massage features in most forms of massage to some degree, including:

  • Swedish massage

  • Thai massage

  • Sports/muscular massage

  •  Lymphatic drainage

Deep tissue massage is a particularly effective massage for people with muscular pain.
Here are a few of the less mainstream forms of deep tissue treatments that you might not have come across.

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