Deep Tissue Massage

by | Jul 31, 2021

A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).


Deep tissue massage can be used for chronic aches and pain. It is good for people with stiff necks or a sore back.


It’s a form of therapy used primarily to address muscle pain and chronic tension in the body. It can also be beneficial for working with an injured area. It helps reduce swelling, improve blood flow and mobility while encouraging relaxation.

This type of massage is different from a Swedish or hot stone massage because it uses direct pressure without much stretching.

Deep tissue massage techniques are used to break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue). These can disrupt circulation and cause pain, limited range of motion, and inflammation.

Deep tissue massage is somewhat more aggressive than other forms of massage and should only be performed by trained therapists.


The most common areas for deep tissue work are the back, glutes (buttocks), neck/shoulders, and thighs. Since this type can be painful if pressure is not properly applied, it is very important to choose your therapist wisely.

Here at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic, we focus on long term relief from chronic pain. We use advanced techniques to treat the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.


As a premier pain relief clinic serving Denver Colorado and surrounding areas, we offer massage therapy, corrective exercise and cupping. Our routine is very simple: do NO harm. Our goal is to alleviate your pain through skilled care in a nurturing environment so that you can enjoy life.

Schedule with us today so you can feel better tomorrow!