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Deep tissue massage is a form of bodywork that alleviates tension in the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
Deep Tissue Massage Services & Benefits
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Deep tissue massage starts with the warming of the tissue, the pressure used gently increases until the therapist works through the
layers of muscle. This process is done slowly to help prevent injury to the muscles and surrounding tissue. Stretching is also incorporated
to help the muscles return to a natural resting length.
Due to the slow nature of proper deep tissue work we recommend our 90
minute deep tissue massage service. This will allow for proper warming of the muscles, helping prevent "next day" soreness or
injury. We understand you may be limited on time or your budget may not allow for a 90 minute Deep Tissue Massage. We do offer a 1
hour Deep Tissue service. Keep in mind if you elect this service and want a full body massage; the possiblity of "next day" soreness
increases dramatically. This is due to the limited amount of time to properly warm the tissues.
Before making an appointment
for a deep tissue massage, we suggest you read this entire page first. You may just really want a general relaxation with firm
Rates: 1 hour/ $90 | 90 minutes/ $110
So you think you're ready for a deep tissue massage?
can handle the intense work of a true deep tissue massage. Although it is regularly requested by clients, seldom is it ever truly
done. Most people like a good firm pressure in their massage; and think they are getting a deep tissue massage. This isn't always
The benefits of a deep tissue massage will help relieve muscle spasms, trigger and tender points. It can help with
relieving the pain of fibromyalgia, if the client can take the deep work. It will definitely help with chronic pain and limited mobility
(range of motion). When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesion's (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in
muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesion's can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue
massage works by physically breaking down these adhesion's. Long, slow deep strokes going with the length (or grain) of the muscle
are used along with short cross-grained friction type strokes. This combination of strokes will help to relieve pain and restore normal
movement and range of motion.
Deep tissue work should be done slow and deliberately. This helps prevent muscle bruising and reduces
the "next day soreness." It will not eliminate the soreness, but if the massage is done correctly it will be tolerable. This work
can cause a certain amount of pain while being performed. It is imperative to communicate with your therapist during the session.
Let them know what your acceptable pain level is, and keep the massage therapist within that level. If you don't do this, you will
be very uncomfortable, which will cause your muscles to tense, thus defeating the purpose of the deep tissue work.