Deep Tissue Massage Therapy focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the muscle fibres, tendons and fascia. It also helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue.
Deep tissue massage tends to focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. The techniques are often used in combination with other massage procedures such as those used in Remedial and Sports Massage.