We are consistently asked what the different types of massage are. Today we’re looking slightly more in focus at deep tissue massage.
In this type of massage, the masseur/ masseuse will use very slow strokes and friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.
It is highly effective for a number of conditions including, among others, recovery from an injury, repetitive strain or postural issues, chronically tight or painful muscles and the like. Cathy Wong has a concise but informative article on deep tissue massage!
At several points throughout the treatment, most if not all people report feeling some sense of pain and discomfort. This is actually really important to relieve the stiffness in the muscles. If you’re averse to a little pain, always remember to tell your therapist to take it easier.