Deep Tissue Massage
This massage technique focuses on treating deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It uses slower strokes with deeper pressure in order to concentrate and reach deep layer of muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascias. (Fascias are fibrous connective tissues, primarily collagen, found all over the body. They serve as protective paddings, cushions and insulations between skin to muscles and organs. E.g. each muscle is wrapped by a fascia; groups of muscles are wrapped by fascias into fascia compartments.) The technique is used to physically break down tender muscle fiber adhesions (a.k.a. muscle knots) that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, inflammation and limited range of motion. The therapists may use fingers, knuckles, hands, elbows, forearms, fists, knees or feet to give you this type of massage.