Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets chronic pain through firm pressure on muscles and slower strokes across muscles. This massage employs techniques such as stripping and friction to ease your muscles. It focuses on lower back pain, limited mobility, injury recovery, repetitive strain injury, posture issues, muscle tension, pain caused by Osteoarthritis, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, upper back pain, neck pain, Piriformis Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia. It’s been ranked as a top pain reliever for Fibromyalgia pain and Osteoarthritis pain. A deep tissue massage is meant to break up scar tissue in muscles and to break down painful knots. To do this, the massage therapist begins with lighter pressure to warm up the muscles and transitions to more firm pressure and strokes, which is where the techniques of stripping and friction come into play. Stripping involves applying firm pressure with elbows, forearms, knuckles, and thumbs along the length of muscle fibers. Friction consists of applying pressure against the grain of the muscle in order to break the knots and scar tissue and realign the fibers. Layton’s iMassage is proud to offer a high quality deep tissue massage from skilled massage therapists.