Massage Therapy,Modalities

Deep Massage Modality

Getting bodywork can always be a wonderful thing, especially when you really need it.  It’s also really good to know about the type of the bodywork that you’re signing up for.  The more information that you learn about different services empowers you and ensures that you’re getting the right type of service for your needs.


What is deep massage?  

Deep massage uses firm pressure and tends to be a full body service using either unscented or essential oil, or cream.  In many cases, deep massage is still a Swedish massage.  The therapist will use more of their body weight and focused skills to create a deeper pressure. Technique does not to stray too far from using typical Swedish skills (effleurage, petrissage, kneading, vibration, rhythm of movement, strokes, tapping and compression); although they are a little more intense than a typical light to medium pressure.


What to expect:

  • Clothes off session
  • May use oil (unscented or scented) or cream (that may have Arnica in it)
  • May experience intense sensation in troubled areas

Deep Swedish Massage uses a firmer degree of:

  • Effleurage
  • Kneading
  • Compression
  • Tapotement
  • Heavier strokes
  • Petrissage
  • Vibrations

Therapist may use to accomplish this firm pressure:

  • More of their body weight
  • Forearm
  • Elbow
  • Knuckles
  • Thumbs

Deep Swedish massage(deep pressure massage) is known for:

  • Stress reduction
  • Muscle release
  • Overall relaxation
  • Relief from aches and pains
  • Relief from discomfort
  • Increase circulation of blood flow
  • Increase oxygen levels

Benefits of Deep Massage

  • Increase Range of Motion
  • Increase Circulation
  • Reduces Pain
  • Relieve Stress
  • Relaxes the Nervous System
  • Breaks up Adhesion and Knots
  • Great during Rehabilitation of an Injury
  • Release Stiffness
  • Beneficial for Athletes
  • Improves Mood
  • Refreshes the Body’s Systems
  • Improve Posture

Deep Massage is your go to modality when you need relief and freedom from aches and pains.  If you are recovering from an injury, Deep Massage is able to make sure that the injury is healing properly and that scar tissue is doing its job.  It is also great when the job is stressful and life feels unbearable.  Deep Massage ensures that stress is released and pushed out of the tissues.  Athletes can benefit from this modality in many ways.  It improves range of motion, realign the body from repetitive movement (ex. when a pitcher in baseball uses the same arm  for the winning strikeout), reduces the potential of injury, and assist previous injuries to improve.

Common Areas Deep Massage is most valuable:

  • Back of Neck
  • Jaw, TMJ
  • Low Back
  • Upper Back, between the shoulder blades
  • IT Band, on the side of the leg
  • Glutes
  • Forearms
  • Tops of the shoulders
  • Pects
  • Feet
  • Hands

Find a Therapist

If you are need of a Deep Massage Therapist, please select the link to view our directory.  The directory is growing all the time, and adding therapist across the country.  So if you do not see anyone in your area at the moment, please check back or send a message.  We will work hard to find good therapist.

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