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What Is Deep Tissue Massage?

Understanding Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on using deep pressure to relieve tension in the connective tissues, muscles, and other areas of the body. The massage therapist may use various massage therapy techniques, such as Swedish massage, hot stone massage, sports massage, and other therapeutic massage techniques to help deliver results. The pressure applied during the massage can be intense, and it can target specific areas of the body where there is chronic pain or tension.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

There are many benefits to deep tissue massage, including pain relief, stress relief, and relaxation. This type of therapeutic massage can also help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, improve blood flow, and reduce scar tissue. Additionally, deep tissue massage can be helpful for people with knee pain, as it can help improve knee joint function and reduce tension in the quadriceps muscles.

Side Effects of Deep Tissue Massage

While deep tissue massage can be a great way to treat pain and tension, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. Deep tissue massage side effects include being sore, especially after intense pressure. Applying deep pressure to tense muscles can be uncomfortable, and some people may experience soreness after a session. Additionally, people with medical conditions or recent surgery may need to consult with their doctor before getting a deep tissue massage, as there may be potential risks involved.

How Often Should You Get a Deep Tissue Massage?

To answer the question how often should you get deep tissue massages depends on the individual and their specific needs. For people with chronic pain or tension, or injury , regular massage up to weekly massage may be necessary to help manage their symptoms. However, for those who are simply looking to relax a monthly or bi-monthly massage may be sufficient. Ultimately, it’s important to listen to your body and determine how often you need a deep tissue massage treatment to achieve your desired results.

Deep Tissue Massage for Sports Injuries

Athletes often turn to deep tissue massages to treat sports injuries and improve their functional capacity. Self massage using a lacrosse ball or foam roller can be extremely beneficial. Self massage can help athletes overcome injury like knee for knee pain, or muscle pain and can be combined with other types of treatments that benefit muscle health like seeing a physical therapist. Peer-reviewed studies have shown that regular massages, using deep tissue massage techniques, can help reduce pain and improve recovery time for sports injuries. Medium pressure is typically used during sports massages to help alleviate pain and tension in specific areas of the body.

Deep Tissue Massage for Mental Health

Deep tissue massage can also benefits your mind, as it can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Research has shown that deep tissue massage can help reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure, which can help alleviate stress and anxiety. Additionally, massages can have a cumulative effect on various health conditions, as the benefits of each session build over time.

Deep Tissue Massage for Chronic Pain

Deep tissue massage can be an effective treatment for chronic pain, such as lower back pain or ankylosing spondylitis. A randomized clinical pilot study found that deep tissue massage was effective at reducing disease activity and improving functional capacity in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Additionally, deep tissue massage can help reduce pain and tension in the muscles and connective tissues, making it a popular treatment option for people with chronic pain.

How Does Deep Tissue Massage Compare to Other Massage Techniques?

While deep tissue massage is a popular massage technique, there are other techniques available that may be more appropriate for certain individuals. For example, people with high blood pressure may benefit more from a relaxing hot stone massage, or Swedish massage or physical therapy while those with recent surgery may need to avoid deep tissue. Self massage can also be great not only low back pain and muscle injury but also for knee pain as well. Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs should not be taken long term so deep tissue massage, and all the benefits as a treatment for muscle injury make it a superior form of treatment. Your massage therapist can help determine which type of massage is best for your individual needs.

Portland Deep Tissue Massage

If you’re looking for “deep tissue massage near me” in Portland. then check out our article about  the benefits of deep tissue massage and how to access the best massage therapists in Portland.


Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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  • Avatar adria mooney ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Entering the space I immediately felt calm, the lighting and ambiance was perfect for relaxing. The warmth, low light and wooden ceiling made me feel like I was in a sauna. Mason greeted me and made me feel comfortable as we entered the … More massage room. The bed was heated, with weighted blanket and calming music vibrated the entire bed. I melted away as mason massaged my whole body, taking care to leave me mostly covered under the warm blanket the entire time. He also used heated towels and a wonderful essential oil blend. I felt truly relaxed and my whole body vibrated with warmth and comfort. Would definitely come back again!
  • Avatar Olivia Guethling ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mason is awesome! I just had an amazing massage experience and loved it. He attentively addressed the tension spots in my body and worked through them. The massage table vibrates synced up to the meditative music which was sooo relaxing … More and helped me be super dropped into the moment. The weighted blanket and the warm scented towels were another highlight. Highly recommend. Thank you, Mason!
  • Avatar Tracy A ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Such a lovely experience from beginning to end. The lobby was beautifully decorated with plants, and Mason greeted me with such warmth. The table vibrates with music and is so comfortable and warm. The weighted blankets helped me feel so … More cozy and relaxed. The technique and grounded presence Mason offers is excellent. I especially enjoyed the warm scented towel on my face and neck at the end of the massage. So rejuvenating and relaxing. I felt calm and peaceful. Wholeheartedly recommend!
  • Avatar Kelsey Koll ★★★★★ a year ago
    Wow! My massage with Mason was healing on so many levels! He addressed the spots of tension and diligently worked to remind my muscles that it’s okay to relax. He was very attentive to my needs and comfort.
    Immerse is definitely an appropriate
    … More name for this space as you are enveloped in delightfully warm infrared heat (through amethyst crystals!), the soothing sounds of a waterfall, and a sound bath of vibrations coming directly from the table!
    The thoughtful intention put in to making Immerse Modern Massage the healing environment that is it is apparent and very much appreciated!
  • Avatar Jordan Cohen ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Wow! Walking into Immerse Modern Massage, my entire body immediately relaxed right at the front door. The aromatherapy is so intoxicating and soothing, and the ambiance is very nice. Walking into the treatment room was even better. They … More really did such a good job with the place! Not to mention the massage table! Omg, it felt so incredible to be sandwiched in between healing frequencies, warmth, and high vibrations. I can’t wait to go back!!! I was impressed to say the least.

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