What to expect:
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that uses a series of very slow steady 'melting' compressions to affect the deeper layers of tissue. Hence the name 'deep tissue', often mistaken to mean 'heavy pressure'. As the muscle tissue and the deeper fascia 'melts', the pressure may be increased slowly to follow a tension release. Practitioner uses fingers, thumbs, palms, and elbows.
* relieves tension in the deeper layers of tissue
* effectively releases chronic stress areas
* effectively addresses chronic pain
* effectively addresses misalignment, repetitive motion injuries and lingering injuries
How to prepare:
This work is normally done directly on the skin. Clients are always draped appropriately during the whole session. If combined with Thai massage, client may remain clothed.
Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.