A deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage that targets the deeper layers of restriction between the body's muscular, skeletal, and connective tissue. In these sessions, the therapist applies concentrated pressure with her hands, elbows, and forearms to release tight and painful restrictions.
Deep tissue massage can provide many benefits for various conditions, including injury, chronic pain, and restricted range of motion.
It is important to note that while massage therapy is generally safe, deep tissue massage uses very firm pressure and may not be safe for everyone. People with certain medical conditions, such as blood clotting disorders or cancer, should speak to their doctor before having a deep tissue massage.