Deep tissue massage therapy is one of the most misunderstood treatment techniques among practitioners and clients around the world.
Rather then just applying more pressure to a general area, deep tissue therapists use very slow, strategic and deliberate stripping, cross fiber friction, trigger point and if certified; Active Release Techniques® to separate muscle fibers and break up scar tissue.
In fact, treatments can be so specific that 60 minutes could easily be spent on one region of the body. That being said a "whole body, deep tissue massage" could take hours to perform.
Deep tissue massage treatments are used most commonly to treat: