Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. 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.
Typically, with a Deep Tissue session, I will begin with warming up your tissues with a more medium pressure. Then, I will use a specific trigger point pattern geared at relaxing the muscle, and work out any more individualized tension and adhesions (or, knots) that are located within the tissues. I usually end with broader, soothing strokes, and warm towels to further relax the muscles.