Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia, which is the protective layer surrounding the muscles. With more pressure than Swedish massage, it is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
By exploring a specific area, ‘trigger points’ are often found. A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may reduce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
By treating the trigger point you can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.