There are a wide variety of different styles and techniques of massage available. Deep tissue massage is one of the most popular among them. As the name implies, deep tissue massage focuses on the deep layers of muscles and connecting tissues like fascia. These are reached through the application of firmer pressure and slightly different techniques than other styles of massage such as Swedish.

However, because it’s a more strenuous form of massage, Deep Tissue isn’t the right fit for everyone. People with spinal injuries, clotting disorders, or certain other health conditions should discuss this with their doctor and massage therapist first. Deep Tissue Massage can also involve uncomfortably intense sensations, so people with low tolerance for discomfort may want to investigate different techniques

A good deep tissue massage can help to treat conditions like muscle stiffness, chronic pain, and improve circulation. This makes it especially useful for treating back pain, high blood pressure, and chronic stress.

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