Deep Tissue
Deep Tissue
Are you experiencing stress, muscle soreness, or pain? Do you feel like your body is a giant knot of tense muscles? Deep tissue spa therapy might be the solution to your problems.

Spa therapy has been around for thousands of years. Ancient cultures documented the use of spa, including Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians, who used spa to cure many different illnesses and ailments.

Spa is still widely accepted as both a tool for relaxation and stress relief and also to alleviate pain, treat arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression, among other conditions. Deep tissue spa is one advanced spa technique to address certain issues.

Keep reading to learn more about deep tissue spa therapy and some of its benefits.

What is deep tissue spa therapy?

Deep tissue spa therapy isn’t just a Swedish spa with deeper strokes or harder pressure. Deep tissue spa use firm pressure and slow stroked to spa deep layers of muscle and fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles.

Deep tissue spa are used to break up scar tissue and break down muscle adhesions (the “knots” that we feel in our muscles are muscle adhesions, which are bands of rigid and painful muscle tissue). These knots can inhibit our circulation and cause pain and inflammation.

When the spa begins, your spa therapist usually starts with lighter pressure to warm up your muscles and then works into deeper pressure.

The common techniques used in deep tissue spa therapy include stripping, which is deep pressure that glides along the length of your muscle fibers and friction, which applies pressure across the grain of your muscle to break up adhesions and align tissue fibers.


Deep tissue spa have benefits for both your physical and mental health. Any spa will have numerous benefits for the receiver, making them an an easy way to relax and treat your medical issues.


Deep tissue spa is a great stress reliever. Whether you are experiencing stress at home or at work, getting a spa is a great way to unplug and relax for an extended period of time.

A spa can help lower cortisol levels and increase levels of oxytocin, which is a hormone that relaxes the body and produces soothing effects.

It can also help with physical symptoms of stress, such as tight muscles and shoulders and tension headaches. A deep tissue spa can address these issues and help your body relax.


There are a number of conditions that deep tissue spa therapy can treat. Chronic pain in the lower back, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and stiff necks can all be treated with spa therapy.

Muscle tension that usually occurs with chronic pain can also be lessened with deep tissue spa, as it can loosen the tight tissue clusters causing pain.

Research has reported that deep tissue spa is more effective for relieving chronic pain than medication or other medical treatments, and is usually more cost-effective as well.


Deep tissue spa reduces stress and tension, which impacts blood pressure.

Spa has positive impacts on systolic, diastolic, and arterial blood pressure. The spa can also increase production of serotonin, which promotes good feelings and happiness.


In areas where people have scar tissue, they often report chronic pain and stiffness.

Getting regular deep tissue spa can help break up this scar tissue by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the area of the scar tissue.

Many people who are recovering from surgery are often encouraged to get deep tissue spa to minimize scar tissue.


Deep tissue spa therapy can be used to treat many different symptoms of arthritis, like pain, stiffness, limited range of motion in joints, and sleep issues.

Moderate pressure can reduce arthritis pain and ease tension, making it easier for those with arthritis to move around. It can also help with sleep issues by alleviating pain that may keep arthritis patients awake at night.


If you have injured muscles, a deep tissue spa can help stretch tight or twisted muscles and can also facilitate the movement of toxins from your muscles.

Deep tissue spa therapy is used frequently to treat sports-related injuries. Many athletes are incorporating deep tissue spa into their recovery protocols, as they can help delay the onset of muscle soreness, help with muscle fatigue, and prevent injuries.


Deep tissue spa can help women control their pain during labor. Even prior to labor, prenatal spa are a great way for women to relax and ease tight muscles due to pregnancy. The increases in cortisol also help women minimize depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain.

Some research has even suggested that women who received regular spa prior to and during labor had less pain than those who did not receive regular spa and found that their labors were shorter than women who did not regularly receive spa.


Whether you are an athlete, suffering from arthritis, or are pregnant, there are benefits to deep tissue spa therapy that can help you.