Deep tissue massage is a form of massage that applies a firm pressure to the deeper layers of muscles and fascia (connective tissue) in the body. It is used to break down muscle adhesions that cause pain and limit range of motion.
Deep tissue massage can be used for chronic aches and pains including, neck pain, back pain, muscle tightness and more; it helps to realign the tissues back to their normal form. Some of the strokes are the same as those used in Swedish massage, however the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. A deep tissue massage can be beneficial for both sports and non-sports related injuries.