During a deep tissue massage, the therapist either follows or works against the grains of muscles, tendons and fascia (connective tissue) to release chronic patterns of tension in the body — also known as “knots” or “adhesions.”
Diane is a well-trained professional that listens to your individual needs. Her calming spirit makes you feel relaxed and comfortable as if you’re with an old friend. I used her services the day before an assisted reproduction procedure and I could instantly tell that Diane’s method of massage helped increase blood flow to the reproductive organs while also using acupressure to stimulate the body and release stress. I know that after my fertility massage, my mind was relaxed and my body was toned, calm and receptive to conception.
– LaTanya S.
Deep tissue massages involve slow strokes and deep finger pressure on knotted, contracted muscle fibers. Many of the movements are similar to Swedish massage, but the pressure is more intense.
Increased pressure penetrates past the surface tissue to reach the muscle layers underneath. You may feel the use of an elbow or a shifting of body angle to adjust how much pressure is applied to a particular area to release the tissue.
While it should never hurt, it may feel uncomfortable at times. If you feel more pressure being applied than you can comfortably tolerate, please don’t hesitate to let it be known.
Deep tissue massage is particularly good for relieving pain, enhancing mobility, and helping you recover from injuries, including those caused by repetitive strain.