What is a deep tissue massage?

The deep tissue massage is typically used to treat musculoskeletal issues like sports injuries and strains from accidents for our daily tasks.  A deep tissue massage requires sustained pressure using slow deep strokes focused on the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues.

The deep tissue massage may help you heal faster by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow.

The benefits of deep tissue massage 

There are not only physical benefits to deep tissue massage there also psychological benefits as well. The deep tissue massage goes beyond relaxation and can treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. 

It has been reported that deep tissue massage can help with:

  • sports injuries
  • fibromyalgia
  • plantar fasciitis
  • high blood pressure
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow

What is the difference between deep tissue and a Swedish massage?

The basic difference is that a deep tissue massage involves applying more pressure by the therapist than in a Swedish massage.

  • Deep tissue massage is focused on treating chronic pain, muscle and sports injuries. Swedish massage is mainly used for relaxation, relief of muscle tension that is caused by everyday life.
  • The deep tissue massage uses greater pressure than Swedish massage.

Are there side effects or other factors regarding deep tissue massage? 

Because deep tissue massage uses more pressure there can be side effects. You should ask your massage therapist about side effects before your massage.

In conclusion

Deep tissue massage is well-suited to people that are physically active such as runners and cyclists and those that have injuries or chronic pain. If you have a low tolerance for pain and you are looking for relief from tense muscles, a Swedish massage may be your best choice.

Call for an Appointment

At Florida Spine we offer deep tissue massage as well as Swedish massage.  Please call for an appointment at 772-567-7777. We do have special pricing for first-time clients.