During your deep tissue treatment
Your therapist will focus on areas of your body where you can feel tension and pain. This will be communicated at the beginning and during the treatment, adjusting technique according to the specific benefits you wish to achieve. Your muscles will need to be relaxed and you may be asked to breathe deeply to enable your therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
Deep Tissue massage techniques
A deep tissue treatment can be a full body massage or just work on individual problem areas. During a treatment, the therapist will shift their body weight to apply a range of pressure. The more pressure, the deeper the massage, promoting increased blood flow and relaxation. This is achieved using their fingers and thumbs, as with a classic massage, in addition to other extremities including knuckles and elbows.
After your deep tissue massage
It is not unusual to feel some pain and stiffness after your treatment, but this should go away after a day or two, leaving you feeling less tense. Massage, especially deep tissue, has the same effects on the body as exercise in terms of increasing blood flow and stretching. Having a deep tissue massage can feel just like having a workout.