Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is very popular nowadays. Many clients choose this option thinking that if they felt a lot of pain during a treatment it’ll be really effective. Whilst this type of massage may cause slight soreness during or right after the massage it is never intended to cause pain.
Deep Tissue Massage involves the use of elbows, fingers, or knuckles to apply compression or deep pressure to spasmed or knotted muscles, fibrous adhesions and/or trigger points in order to bring about a more profound state of relaxation. This technique may include the use of petrissage (specific kneading strokes) and effleurage (smoothing and gliding strokes), which are administered with progressively increasing degrees of pressure, while cautiously monitoring your verbal feedback and your reflex responses.
Deep Tissue is not a forceful massage, where Alexandra strains her way through hard and tight muscles or thick fibrous tissue. Instead, this technique requires patiently lengthening soft tissue layer by layer to release holding patterns that are preventing you from relaxing. The emphasis for each deep tissue session is to alter muscle tightness and restriction in order to decrease tension. Ideally you are leaving the session feeling invigorated and relaxed.
A full body massage should never consist entirely of Deep Tissue strokes because it is overwhelming to you and would not achieve therapeutic results. It is important to understand that, although strokes are deep, they are done mindfully with caution and confidence. Alexandra is assisting you to release chronically spasmed areas. The depth and quality of muscle release varies for person to person and with each session and the effects are usually longer lasting than those of Swedish Massage.