is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but
the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle
tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue,
tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60
minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in
the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities
like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while
boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin
Please talk with your professional massage therapist to see if a
deep tissue massage therapy would be beneficial for you.