Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is often confused with deep pressure massage. Deep pressure massage is more of a constant, strong pressure throughout the session. Deep tissue massage can indeed have a significant amount of pressure behind certain techniques but deep tissue always has a goal. This technique is used for chronic pain, recovery from injuries, limited mobility, postural problems and muscle tension or spasm, among others.
Deep tissue massage will start off light to relax the surface muscles so that the masseuse can eventually get to the muscles underneath. Many of the physical issues we have after experiencing an injury or strain affects all the muscles in the area. This is why a masseuse must attend all the connective tissue and muscles for the greatest benefit.
It is common that a client will be bit sore for a day or two afterwards. This is because massage is something of a passive workout. The muscles are being worked and if they are not used to being manipulated then they will be sore just as an average physical work out.
Even though deep tissue massage is commonly thought of as a, ‘no pain, no gain’ type of massage, that is not actually the case. If you ever feel that the therapist is applying too much pressure, tell them right away. At Susan Satori & The Sensory Life I am here to help you feel better and make your entire experience a pleasant one.