Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. The term "deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat musculoskeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. With this style of massage, the therapist may not even use deep pressure at all, but instead allow their pressure to sink deep below the superficial muscle tissues, giving them access to muscles located deeper into the body’s structure.


Deep tissue massage should not be confused with "deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session. With deep pressure massage, sometimes the body’s natural response is to tense up to protect itself and is therefore not a great massage technique for all individuals or those who are sensitive to deeper pressure.

I offer customized deep tissue massage sessions in Portland, Oregon to address a variety of common complaints, including neck pain, back pain, general muscle tension, restricted range of motion, plantar fasciitis, injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident, piriformis syndrome, and repetitive strain injuries, hip pain, and much more. During your initial session we will go over any current or past injuries, current and common areas of concern and we will decide if this is a good treatment option for you. Call or book online today.