This massage technique focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension and the build up of toxins in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles.
It is a deep treatment that loosens up tight muscles, breaks up adhesions in muscle fibres and generally focuses on restoring and maintaining full functionality of the muscles.
As the muscles loosen, so the relaxation response is activated, the nervous system is calmed and balanced, and mental and emotional tension is eased.
This is an intense treatment that can provide a natural pain relief and assist in the realignment of the body.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage.