•    Deep tissue massage is a style of massage that is created to get into the connective tissue of body, and deeper layers of muscles. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Most massage therapists have at least some deep tissue training, and are able to go deeper during a regular massage if necessary, but to get a truly good, deep massage; it is an excellent idea to go to a massage therapist who specializes in this massage. A massage therapist will use a variety of techniques, when perform the deep tissue massage, to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension.

       At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.