The Long And Short Of Deep Tissue Massage

Updated on August 26, 2019

Let us face the fact that contemporary work culture is way too demanding. Deadlines bind every single thing. The moment you complete a task, you’re bombarded with 10,000 different things simultaneously. Work pressure can get the better of you. Oh, come on. There are those who quit a job simply because they find it hard to manage their work. Furthermore,  there are people who take their work a bit too seriously. Doing your work to the best of your ability is one thing while letting the work pressure bog you down is another. 

Also, it goes pretty much without saying that you need to be optimistic. Challenges and limitations would always be there. You need to keep your head down and hope for the best. 

You need to ensure that the work being done doesn’t end up overwhelming you. Taking 15-minute-long breaks after every few hours would help you in your bid to rejuvenate yourself.  

Moving on, backaches, headaches, and joint pains have become far more frequent than they were in the past. Hectic working hours are believed to be the biggest reason behind the rising cases of backaches.

Nobody has remained untouched by back and joint pains. Even youngsters in their early and mid-twenties are experiencing joint pains. Incorrect postures are believed to be a significant reason behind backaches. 

Massage can help you in your bid to regain fitness. You can opt for deep tissue massage. Taking a massage will not only help you regain physical fitness, but it will also enhance your emotional well being. 

What is it?

Firm pressure is applied to reach the deeper layers (muscles).  It is used to relieve longstanding backaches. Stiffness in the neck and sore shoulders can also be eased to quite an extent using this technique. At Bodytonic Clinic, we bring you a host of massages that’ll help rejuvenate your body and mind. 


Deep tissue massage considers a specific problem, such as injury rehabilitation, muscle pain, etc.

  • It can also be used to address:
  • Low back pain
  • Cramps
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension
  • Hamstring issues 

The experience
It’s quite similar to a Swedish massage. The deep tissue massage techniques can help you in breaking up the scar tissue. Muscle ‘knots’ can be relieved using this technique. Also, if there’s a band of rigid tissues that are causing pain, then deep tissue massage can help minimize the pain to quite an extent. 

Initially, lighter pressure is applied in the beginning. The idea is to loosen the muscles. Massage therapists use fingertips, hands, elbows, forearms, and knuckles during the massage. Most likely, you will be asked to take deep breaths whenever the therapist massages the tense areas. 

You might experience stiffness after the massage is done. The stiffness should subside within a couple of days. Also, it is advisable to drink water after the session is over. This will help you get rid of metabolic waste. 

Techniques used

Some of the methods which are traditionally used are myofascial release, deep friction, and cross-fiber work. Breathwork is also used. In all fairness, it happens to be a working relationship between the therapist and the customer.

Is the massage painful?

You might feel uncomfortable at certain stages during the massage. Whenever the massage therapist works on the affected areas, you’ll feel the pain.  Whenever you experience pain, you need to tell it to your therapist.  Your body might respond to the pain and get tense. This would make it difficult for your therapist to reach deeper areas.


  • Deep tissue massage is not recommended for those with blood clots. Such clots might become dislodged. In case blood clots are there, then it is better to consult a doctor.
  • In case you’ve gone through surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, then consult your doctor before beginning with the sessions. 
  • Make sure that the therapist doesn’t massage directly over bruised areas. Do not massage if the skin is infected or inflamed.
  • In case you are expecting a child, then it is advisable to avoid any kind of massage involving strong pressure. 


So, that is pretty much it. Deep tissue massage has a host of benefits. All of these benefits will help you widen the range of your movements. Numerous spas offer deep tissue massages. Get in touch with friends and ask for suggestions if you are confused. Also, different spas have different prices. Don’t go for a cheaper option for the sake of saving a few bucks. Deep tissue massage is an excellent way of keeping yourself up and running.

Enjoy the massage, folks!

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