Here at TEH Therapy, we specialise in injury treatment. One of our many treatments includes a deep tissue massage. A great way to reduce pain, especially when you’re suffering from restricted movements and tight muscles. 

So, what exactly is a deep tissue massage? Good question. In this blog, we will be discussing everything you need to know about a deep tissue massage, and how they could benefit your day to day life. 


What is Deep Tissue Massage? 

A deep tissue massage uses methods of applying firm pressure and slow solid strokes. The pressure and strokes are used to reach those deeper layers of muscle and fascia which may be causing you pain. Fascia is the connective tissue which surrounds the muscles. 

Deep tissue massage is used for chronic aches and pains in contracted areas. These areas include; your neck, upper back, lower back, shoulders and tight muscles in the leg.

Are you suffering from chronic aches and pains? Well, get in touch today via our email,, and we will work with you to improve your way of life. 

Lower Back Massage

What to Expect When Having a Deep Tissue Massage 

A deep tissue massage varies dependent on the area of issue. It’s always best to ask any questions or queries before your session, this will help to minimise any worries or concerns you may have. Here are some methods you may face when having a deep tissue massage:

To start, light pressure will be applied to the area of pain, to prepare the muscles and warm them up. Once this is complete, stripping or friction will take place. 

  • Friction is the pressure applied across the muscle to release any adhesions or realign tissue fibres, helping to reduce pain and aches. 
  • Deep, gliding pressure is commonly referred to as Stripping. This is normally completed using an elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs. 

It’s common for a therapist to ask for you to take a deep breath. This allows them to work intense areas of chronic aches and pains. Massage therapists use their fingertips, knuckles, hands and elbows during your deep tissue massage.

After your session, you may feel stiffness or soreness in the area of pain. This is completely normal, the pain should subside after a couple of days. We recommend drinking plenty of water after your deep tissue massage, this will help to flush any metabolic waste from your muscle tissues. 

Deep tissue neck massage

Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage benefits everyone in different ways but most importantly helps to fight chronic aches and pains. Unlike other massage techniques, a deep tissue massage doesn’t focus on relaxation, instead focuses on pain relief. 

This type of deep tissue massage can help a number of injuries, some of these include; lower back pain, shoulder/neck pain and stiffness, tight muscles, sore legs, and muscle tension. The benefits of a deep tissue massage include;

  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Breaks down scar tissue 
  • Increases joint mobility 


Does a Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?

We cannot promise you that a deep tissue massage will or won’t hurt. However, you may feel some discomfort or pain during the session. It all depends on the area of focus and what needs to be done to improve it. 

If your body tenses up during the massage, this may make to process longer and more difficult. Due to the fact that your therapists will be unable to reach those deep tissues and muscles. 

Here at TEH Therapy, we offer a range of injury treatment in Coventry and surrounding areas, to help get you moving freely again. If you would like to find out more on how we can help you, head over to our contact form or get in touch today on 0759 1988 110.