Through slow strokes and deep finger pressure, deep tissues massage target knots and release chronic muscle tension. A decrease in inflammation and the elimination of scar tissue are other benefits that one can gain from a deep tissue massage. The deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia are the focus of these massages.
Some of the more intense techniques used for this type of massage, such as deep finger pressure, may cause the recipient of the massage some discomfort or soreness for a few days following the massage. After the client no longer feels sore or discomfort, they will experience the relaxation and pain relief that is desired.