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What is deep tissue massage?

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

What is the difference between

"deep tissue" and "firm pressure"?

Your deep tissue therapist will use little to

no oil during the treatment. This helps to effectively treat the fascia layer. Once the connective tissue is released, muscles can be picked up and stretched to lengthen and reduce restriction. Slow steady pressure can then be applied to promote better alignment of the deep muscle structure. This is not a full body treatment, but rather used to address specific conditions and areas of the soft tissue. It is used as an alternative approach to treat chronic pain and injury that has not improved from other massage modalities.

Contraindications for deep tissue: swelling, bruise easily, blood thinners, analgesics, history of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, bone conditions, or during pregnancy.

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