Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
The techniques deployed in deep tissue massage help increase flexibility, circulation and release toxins trapped deep within muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage has been shown to be very effective at relieving chronic pain symptoms and tension stored in the back and neck. To achieve optimal effect, you may have to have more than one session. Some people require several deep tissue massage sessions to achieve certain results, a weekly or monthly massage may be the best approach.
It's important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you might be sore the next day.
It's possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. This just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. It should pass within a day or so.