What is deep tissue massage?

When people are looking to book a massage, it may be for several reasons. Some may want a nice relaxing massage to relieve stress. Others may need more out of their session. There are many therapeutic massage techniques, including deep tissue massage, one of the services we offer at Prana Endura. So what is deep tissue massage therapy? What techniques are used, and what are the benefits?

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is excellent for those who suffer from stiffness, strains, and chronic pain. A deep tissue massage aims to reach the deeper layers of muscle and fascia, the connective tissue surrounding the muscles. The goal is to release tension in the muscles and tissue. 
Deep tissue massage utilizes similar techniques used in Swedish massage therapy, but the difference lies in the depth of pressure applied. Since deep tissue massage aims to impact the deeper connective tissues in the body, massage therapists often apply firmer and deeper pressure at a slower pace during the session. It’s important to move slowly to avoid creating micro-tears in the tissues, which can lead to bruising. Massage therapists may use their forearms, elbows, or hands to apply pressure.

What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?

There are several benefits associated with deep tissue massage therapy, the most significant being relief from stiffness and pain, whether from an injury or even arthritis.

Other benefits include: 

  • Stress relief 
  • Lowered blood pressure and heart rate 
  • Muscle rehabilitation 
  • Pain management during labor for pregnant people

Deep tissue massage therapy at Prana Endura

Deep tissue massage therapy is one of the many services we offer here at Prana Endura and is available from all of our practitioners. We offer sessions ranging from 30 to 120 minutes. 

We want you to have the best experience possible! Check out these tips before your appointment to get the most out of your massage. We provide several recommendations for what you can do before, during, and after your appointment.