Deep Tissue Massage Edmonton

We are available at both our North and South locations for deep tissue massage therapy services, so feel free to book your appointment online or give us a call to schedule!

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What is a deep-tissue massage?

A deep tissue massage technique is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues including strains and sports injuries. This is because the technique involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. This assists to break up scar tissue that develops following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by improving blood flow and decreasing inflammation.

What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage provides both physical and psychological benefits compared to other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage assists to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. Also, it can help you unwind mentally. Some have also reported that deep tissue massage helps with:

  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • High blood pressure
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow

What are the side effects?

It is uncommon to have some lingering soreness for a few days following the treatment of deep tissue massage. Using a heating pad or a cold pack wrapped in a towel may help to relieve soreness. Apart from the treatment being safe, deep tissue massage uses very firm pressure and may not be comfortable for everyone. Consult your doctor before having a deep tissue massage if you have:

  • A  history of blood clots or clotting disorder
  • Any blood thinners you are taking
  • A bleeding disorder
  • Cancer or ongoing cancer treatment

If you have osteoporosis or cancer that’s spread to the bones then avoid deep tissue massage as the firm pressure used may cause a fracture. You should also avoid deep tissue massages if you’re pregnant, consider gentler types of massage, such as Swedish massage.

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If you are considering deep tissue massage, look for a  qualified massage therapist.


Dr. Song Acupuncture And Massage always have certified massage therapists available. Call or book line