Deep tissue massage therapy is an ancient massage style. Deep tissue massage is not only an ancient practice, but records of this therapeutic massage are found around the world. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese and even Native Americans all practiced a form of massage to help improve physical comfort and promote healing of physical ailments and injuries. In the modern world, this high pressure massage style is among the most popular for improved physical functioning and health.
Deep tissue massage refers to the pressure applied during the massage. Most of the tension that builds up over time starts deep down in the soft tissues, like muscles, tendons and ligaments. To release that tension more pressure needs to be applied to target the problem areas.
Deep tissue massage works out “knots” of tension in the muscle tissue that may be causing discomfort or pain. We at Magical Transformations find these “tender points” and apply deeper (but not painful) pressure to restore circulation to the constricted tissues to relieve tension and pain.
The deep tissue massage technique is designed for men and women who likes a strong touch therapy and those who build knots in their back and shoulders. This massage uses trigger point technique to break down knots and release lactic acids. We at Magical Transformations know that the deep tissue technique is the most popular in Oakland. Along with it I can also offer you relaxing shiatsu massages.