therapeutic massage designed to relieve chronic pain and tension. Deep Tissue addresses specific complaints and problem areas. Both corrective and therapeutic, this massage uses deep, slow, and deliberate strokes that focuses on the deeper layers of muscles, tendons, and other tissues deep in the body. Using a series of deep compressions, pressure is slowly increased as the muscle tissue relaxes and invites the therapist’s hands deeper into the tissue. This work can help release chronic pain and muscle tension. Unlike a deeper circulatory massage, which encompasses the entire body; Deep Tissue sessions usually target only one or two areas of the body for which the client asks to have addressed. This deep, firm pressure massage focuses on trouble areas that are causing pain and stiffness. Increases range of motion and flexibility of joints, while breaking up muscle adhesions and scar tissue. Helps relieve muscle strain and stiffness in specific muscle groups. The purpose of Deep Tissue Bodywork is to “unstick” the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.