Deep pressure is more for those seeking full body relaxation. It may also be used in various other types of massage. And sometimes, it’s used as a warm-up for the tissues before digging into deeper layers or increasing the intensity of the massage.
Deep tissue, on the other hand, is more for problem areas, such as spots where knots or adhesions have formed. These may appear from injury, after injury, or from intense activity. It is useful in treating sport injuries and for recovery.
Your massage may use a combination of the two or one or the other. But now you know a little more about what defines these two different techniques and what they’re used for in massage therapy.
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