Deep tissue massage helps to refresh and relax muscles, increasing the blood flow and therefore the oxygen flow around your body. This gets rid of toxins in very sore and strained muscles, which helps them to strengthen and heal. Deep tissue massage is often used as physical therapy to treat people who are recovering from accidents, for sports injuries and injury rehabilitation and those in chronic pain.
This type of massage therapy increases blood circulation in muscles that are underused and lowers heart rate and blood pressure. It also relieves chronic muscle tension throughout the body, from neck pain to upper back pain, and can break down scar tissue and "knots" deep in the muscles.
Lastly, deep tissue massage is a blanket term that describes a number of different therapies, and is often used medically by physiotherapists, chiropractors and so on. Deep tissue massage features in most forms of massage to some degree, including:
Deep tissue massage is particularly effective therapeutic massage for people with muscle pain from working out or a well laboured job.