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Deep Tissue Massage in Downtown Seattle

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy is massage that is applied to the deeper layers of muscle tissue in the body. The goal of deep tissue bodywork is to lengthen the restricted muscles that have to do with posture, balance, alignment and that are causing pain.

Deep tissue massage can help alleviate postural distortions that are often the real cause of pain and injuries. It is great for relieving pain and tension in back, neck and hip muscles. It can help in the recovery from injury or to help prevent injuries. It can be used with some fibromyalgia issues as well as repetitive strain syndromes such as carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet and tennis/golfer's elbow.

When the muscles are tight in certain areas of the body it usually causes some place else to hurt or increases that areas chance of injuries. Most low back pain requires that the muscles of the hips be lengthened. Neck pain responds to having the whole back worked and the hamstrings which influence the length of the muscles in the neck. Everything is connected.

As a good deep tissue therapist, I am able to work with the body and challenge it's limits so that a newer, more relaxed state can be achieved.

At times it can be painful or uncomfortable and it is important to stay in communication with me. We can work together on the muscles and tissue so that the maximum benefits are achieved with the least amount of pain.  The pain is usually an indicator as to how tight the muscles are.   It doesn't actually have to be painful.  There is a ohh it hurts good kinda of pain that is OK to feel in a session.  You don't want to be feeling excruciating pain or be grimacing under your breath. 

Some people say that they have a high tolerance for pain. While that may be true in some way, I think it has more to do with the persons inability to feel what is going on in the body. Sometimes when the tension has been there for a long period of time, the tissue becomes numb. The tightest muscles can often have no feeling in them. When this happens the goal of deep tissue massage is to awaken feeling again so that the muscle will know more what to do as far as how much tension it should hold.

Deep Tissue massage can be used for fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, strains/sprains, back and neck pain and many other conditions and symptoms.

Please schedule your appointment online through the orange button above or below to make your deep tissue massage appointment or let me know your questions or concerns about your health or massage.