A Deep Tissue Massage is generally not as painful as a sport massage because it uses more gentle soft tissue techniques to gain a similar result. It is usually combined with Myofascial Release techniques as well as Swedish Massage to be relaxing as well as beneficial.
A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, and tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. These muscle imbalances may develop and often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause you discomfort or impede performance. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help you maintain a much healthier physical state.
Deep tissue massage is as beneficial to the "average" person as it is to athletes.
If muscle imbalances are detected Kinesio Tape can be extremely effective for releasing tight muscles, to support healing and reduce swelling. If you have a strained joint it can provide support while the injury heals. Available as an addition to your massage or as a stand alone treatment.