Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body. To begin the treatment, light pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles. Specific techniques such as stripping and friction are then applied.
The stripping technique uses deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs. Friction refers to pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers.
Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions.
Having the patients arm behind the back exposes the full length of the mid traps and rhomboids. Slow deep compressions are used to access the deeper tissue that often hold the most stubborn pathologies.
Using firm pressure to treat the deep layers of the hamstrings.