Deep tissue massage therapy is a type of massage that uses a lot of pressure to target certain areas of the body. The goal of a deep tissue massage is to alleviate the stress and tightness retained deep in your muscles and connective tissues using gentle strokes and noticeable finger pressure.
A deep tissue massage therapy will usually concentrate on the regions of your body that are causing you the most pain. The back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, and legs are commonly involved. It is also done on the arms, such as in the case of tennis elbow, and the feet, such as in the case of plantar fasciitis. The increased pressure aids in the relief of any pain or imbalance brought on by injury or tenseness.