Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same stroking and kneading techniques as remedial massage and relaxation massage, but far more pressure is used than the others because it aims to release the deeper layers of muscle tension, and also for breaking down muscle adhesion.
During the treatment your therapist may need to use her or his thumbs, knuckles, the forearm or the elbow. It is important to be open with your massage therapist about the level of pressure and discomfort you can to endure.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas in both acute or chronic conditions and may cause some soreness during, or right after the massage. This is part of the natural healing process, however your therapist may recommend treating with ice, heat or some stretching exercise as self-management.