Deep tissue techniques are generally designed for more focused massage work. Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, the practitioner can access deeper layers of the soft tissue. Starting
superficially and easing into the depth of the muscle slowly often allows more movement. This is the recommended approach in this modality since each person experiences pressure differently. If the
pressure is applied too deeply or too quickly, the muscle may tighten to protect that area, and unnecessary damage or inflamation can be induced. Very little lubricant is used as the pressure
doesn’t travel much over the skin.
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