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What is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?

The focus of a deep tissue massage is realigning the deeper layers of muscle connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Deep tissue massage therapy is therapeutic as well as corrective, and done properly should cause neither excessive pain for the client nor strain for the therapist. Working deeply does not equate with working harder or with more effort, but is the result of specific deep tissue massage techniques combined with knowledge of the different layers of the body’s soft tissues.

Deep tissue work is not just about the amount of pressure used; its true intention is to work on all the layers of the body’s soft tissues and particularly the structure which covers and encases them – the fascia. Injury, illness or prolonged immobility can cause fascia to become stiff, hardened or stuck to adjacent structures. This in turn causes pain, reduced mobility and impaired function.

Portions of a treatment can be uncomfortable at times with the possibility of pain, however, a good Edmonton massage therapist should always respect your pain tolerance levels, and will work with you to find a level of pressure that is comfortable for you.

What are the Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?

Pain Relief: Deep Tissue Massage is highly effective in relieving chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and muscle stiffness. It helps to break down adhesions and knots that can contribute to discomfort.

Improved Mobility: If you've been experiencing limited range of motion, deep tissue massage can help by loosening tight muscles and improving flexibility.

Stress Reduction: While it is a firmer massage, deep tissue work can also promote relaxation and reduce stress by releasing tension and promoting the production of feel-good hormones.

Injury Recovery: This massage technique is often recommended as part of a rehabilitation plan for injuries, helping to speed up the healing process and prevent future issues.

Hypertension Management: According to the American Massage Therapy Association, deep tissue massage has been shown to reduce blood pressure, making it a valuable therapy for individuals with hypertension.

Statistic: In a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, deep tissue massage was found to be effective in reducing chronic low back pain, with 59% of participants reporting significant improvements.


Our Deep Tissue Massage service in Edmonton is designed to address the root of your muscle and joint pain, providing you with lasting relief and improved physical well-being. Our expert therapists are skilled in the art of deep tissue work and are committed to tailoring each session to meet your specific needs and goals.

Experience the numerous benefits of deep tissue massage, from pain relief and improved mobility to stress reduction and injury recovery. Regain control over your body's comfort and functionality in a soothing and therapeutic environment.

If you're seeking targeted relief from chronic pain or muscle tension, deep tissue massage may be the solution you've been looking for. Book your session with us today and embark on a journey to a healthier, pain-free you.

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