What is the difference between deep tissue massage and Swedish?
• Sometimes Swedish can be “deep”, meaning the therapist can use very firm pressure. • In true deep tissue massage, the therapist works a particular area – for example a sore shoulder or neck – and warms each layer of muscle until it becomes pliable. The work goes deeper with each successive layer of muscle that becomes loosened. This can be a time-consuming process because it can take up to 30 minutes or more to warm a section to the point that the muscles become workable. Why do my muscles get tight? The response is as unique as you are. There are many reasons muscles become tight, stiff, sore, or adhered. • Repetitive motions that stress or over-stress particular muscles can cause pain if you do not counter the motion with a stretch that works the reverse muscles. For example, if you work on a computer all day, you likely spend your time with your arms in front of your body and your shoulders rounded toward the front. What this does is over stretch the muscles between your shoulder