DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep Tissue Massage


A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Benefits

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • Low back pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper               back, Osteoarthritis pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports concerns (runners, athletes)
  • Piriformis syndrome

 

To Schedule your Massage
Call or Text  (307) 413-1961

 

 

Deep Tissue Massage Pricing


1 Hour { Out-Call* / Office } $145* / $130
1 1/2 Hours { Out-Call* / Office } $195* / $170

 

* In-Home Travel Fees

If your therapist(s) has to travel more than 4 miles from our office (in the town of Jackson) an additional fee of $25 applies.

 

FAQ’s


How Does it Differ from Swedish Massage?

While some of the strokes may feel the same as those used in Swedish massage therapy, deep tissue massage isn’t the same as having a regular massage with deep pressure. It’s used to break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, limited range of motion, and inflammation. At the beginning of the massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles and relax the mind.

 

Will It Hurt?

At certain points during the massage, you may feel some discomfort or even some pain as the massage therapist works on areas where there are adhesions or scar tissue. You should always tell your massage therapist if you feel pain during the massage. The therapist can adjust the technique or further prep the tissues if the superficial muscles are tense. Pain isn’t necessarily good, and it’s not necessarily a sign that the massage is working. In fact, your body may tense up in response to pain, making it harder for the therapist to reach deeper muscles.

 

What Can I Expect?

Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during a deep tissue massage. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on tense areas. After the massage, you may feel some stiffness or soreness, but it should subside within a day or so. Be sure to contact your massage therapist if you have concerns or if you feel pain after having a massage. Drinking water after the massage may help to flush the metabolic waste from the tissues.

 

To Schedule your Massage
Call or Text  (307) 413-1961

 

 

 

Sources:

Massage Therapy for Health Purposes. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. NIH. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/massage/massageintroduction.htm

Romanowski M, Romanowska J, Grześkowiak M. A comparison of the effects of deep tissue massage and therapeutic massage on chronic low back pain. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012.