Deep Tissue Massage in San Diego Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and more concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). Benefits of Deep Tissue Chronic pain Lower back pain Limited mobility Recovery from injuries (ex. whiplash, falls, sports injury) Repetitive strain injury, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Postural problems Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back Sciatica Piriformis syndrome Tennis elbow Muscle tension or spasm After a workout or bodybuilding What Can I Expect During My Visit? I may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. When firm pressure is being applied to problem areas it is best to practice deep breathing, as this allows me to go in with deeper pressure and helps your muscle relax a lot easier. I offer Deep Tissue as solo technique for 60 or 90 minutes or it could also be blended in with other modalities so that you receive the best of both worlds (hard and soft techniques). To book your appointment today please call 510-323-3853 or for pricing and more info go here.