Deep Tissue is recommended if you have areas of your body that need special attention. You know those "knots" in your back between the shoulder blades or upper shoulders and neck. Or if you have any type of sport injury like ITBS Syndrome, Shin Splits etc. Deep Tissue work incorporates specific massage techniques to break up those knots and scar tissue related to injury. These techniques allow increased oxygen and blood flow to the targeted areas to open up and release the tension built up due to increased levels of stress (physical, mental and emotional), as well as provide the tissues with the necessary nutrients for proper healing and restoration.
Deeper work has a higher level of intensity and usually entails more breathing by you the client. The breathing is an essential component to facilitate the process of breaking up tight areas and the release of tension and stress. In addition, Deep work is best when it is performed in your personal threshold of a "hurts so good" level of pain. That is to say that the therapist is not "grinding on you" so you bite your lips, clench your jaw and hold your breath, but rather you may tighten a little in response to the level of pressure but then you are able to breathe through it so as to elicit the release. Deep tissue worked combined with other relaxing massage techniques ensures that you will receive both a therapeutic and relaxing massage. The kind of massage that gets results.