The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage and Why It’s Not for Everyone

04/02/2021 | By Saryn Chorney

Amy Montia, LMT performing Deep Tissue Massage at Physio Logic NYC in Brooklyn, NY.

Widely used to treat chronic aches and pains, deep tissue massage is a popular form of massage therapy. This technique targets areas of tension or tightness by applying concentrated pressure to the sub-layer of muscles and fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles.

Many people consider a regular massage to be a relaxing body rub with calming music and an inviting fragrance. Amy Montia, PhD, LMT, and medical-massage practitioner at Physio Logic, says a deep tissue session may include those elements, but it’s not necessarily relaxing.

“The goal of a deep tissue massage is to support joint restrictions, knots, and adhesions in muscle and fascia,” says Montia. A deep tissue massage is a good option for someone with a decent tolerance for pain.

Find out what to expect during a deep tissue massage, plus the benefits and how it compares to Swedish massage.

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