Deep Tissue Massage
60 minutes ~ $120
90 minutes ~ $165
Our specialty and most popular massage is Deep Tissue. Many of the same strokes are used as in a classic Swedish Massage, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on specific areas of tension and pain. It is helpful for relieving chronically tense and contracted areas, and helps to speed up the recovery process after injury. Deep tissue has many benefits. It can be helpful when treating chronic aches and pain, reducing stress and anxiety, can help athletes with recovery and performance, can help ease arthritis symptoms, and break up scar tissue. Deep tissue usually involves the therapist using firmer pressure in order to reach tight and contracted areas and get them to release, which is why this particular massage is oftentimes recommended for people who are comfortable with a slightly more intense touch. However, deep tissue massage can also refer to gentle yet sustained pressure targeting the myofascial layer.
The belief that deep pressure equals pain is a myth, although very therapeutic is does not need to be painful. Pressure can be adjusted based on comfort. Pain is actually counterproductive in a massage session, as a client who is bracing against any painful strokes from the massage therapist is just making the muscles tighter and less pliable. It is important to have an open line of communication with a massage therapist, so pressure and movement can be altered throughout the session.
After the session, you might experience some tenderness and soreness. It is helpful to drink water immediately following the session to flush out any toxins and rehydrate the body’s muscles. It is generally recommended to avoid any strenuous activity after a massage to give the body time to recuperate.