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Deep Tissue Massage Oshawa, ON

Deep Tissue Massages can be more intense than a Swedish Massage because the RMT uses increased pressure to massage the muscles. Although some muscles could be sore during or after the massage, any slight discomfort will be well worth the benefits.

Relief From Tense Muscles

Deep Tissue Massage improves blood flow and reduces inflammation, which will help your body feel better in the long term. 

By booking a deep tissue massage with one of our Registered Massage Therapists, we will be able to provide you with a receipt for insurance purposes.


To book a deep tissue massage, call our reception desk at (289) 240-1899 or visit our online massage booking portal instead.

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What is Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage technique designed to address chronic muscle tension and reach the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. Using slow strokes and deep pressure, the massage therapist targets specific areas of tension, breaking down adhesions and promoting increased flexibility.

Unlike Swedish massage, deep tissue massage is more intense and aims to provide therapeutic relief for chronic pain, muscle injuries, and limited mobility. While the pressure can be firm and may cause some discomfort, communication with the therapist ensures a personalized experience. The benefits include improved posture, enhanced range of motion, and relief from chronic pain conditions.

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Communication and  Deep Tissue Massage

Communication plays a pivotal role during a deep tissue massage, as it ensures the session is tailored to individual needs and preferences. Expressing your comfort level with the pressure, identifying specific areas of concern, and providing feedback on sensations help the therapist customize the massage experience. Clear communication is essential for the therapist to adjust techniques, address targeted areas effectively, and ensure that the massage remains within your tolerance. Additionally, conveying any health conditions or recent injuries contributes to the overall safety of the session. By actively engaging in communication, you actively participate in creating a personalized and beneficial deep tissue massage that aligns with your unique requirements.

Deep Tissue Massage Vs. Swedish Massage

Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage differ significantly in their focus, pressure, and therapeutic goals. Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, using firm pressure and slow strokes to address chronic muscle tension and knots. This type of massage is therapeutic, aiming to relieve specific issues, improve range of motion, and alleviate chronic pain. In contrast, Swedish massage is characterized by lighter to moderate pressure and focuses on promoting relaxation, improving blood circulation, and reducing overall muscle tension. Techniques like effleurage, kneading, and tapping are employed to create a soothing experience without specifically targeting deep-seated issues.

Ultimately, the choice between deep tissue and Swedish massage depends on individual preferences and therapeutic needs. Deep tissue massage is ideal for those seeking focused relief from chronic pain or muscle issues, while Swedish massage is well-suited for individuals looking for a gentler, more relaxing experience without specific therapeutic targeting. Communication with the massage therapist helps tailor the session to meet the individual's desired outcomes.

To book your appointment, give us a call at  (289) 240-1899 or book online today.

FAQs About Deep Tissue Massage

Here are common questions about Swedish Massage techniques and how they promote relaxation and relieve pain:

1. How does deep tissue massage differ from other massage modalities?

  • Deep tissue massage differs from other modalities by focusing on reaching the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, using firm pressure and slow strokes to address chronic muscle tension and knots.

2. What are the primary goals of a deep tissue massage?

  • The primary goals of deep tissue massage include relieving chronic pain, breaking down adhesions in muscles, improving range of motion, and addressing specific areas of tension and discomfort.

3. Is deep tissue massage suitable for addressing specific muscle-related issues or chronic pain?

  • Yes, deep tissue massage is well-suited for addressing specific muscle-related issues and chronic pain. It aims to provide therapeutic relief by targeting deep-seated tension and knots.

4. How would you describe the level of pressure used during a deep tissue massage?

  • The pressure used in deep tissue massage is firm and may involve deep finger pressure, slow strokes, and friction to reach the deeper layers of muscles. The intensity is generally within the client's comfort level.

5. Are there any potential side effects or sensations I might experience during or after a deep tissue massage?

  • Potential side effects may include mild soreness, similar to post-exercise sensations. Communicating any discomfort during the massage allows the therapist to adjust techniques accordingly.

6. Can the pressure be adjusted during the session based on my comfort level?

  • Yes, like with Swedish massage, the therapist can and should adjust the pressure during a deep tissue massage based on your comfort level and preferences.

7. How long is a typical session of deep tissue massage, and which areas of the body are usually focused on?

  • Sessions can range from 30 to 90 minutes. The therapist typically focuses on specific areas of the body where there is chronic tension or discomfort, based on your needs and preferences.

8. Are there any specific contraindications or health considerations for deep tissue massage?

  • It's important to inform the therapist of any health conditions or concerns, as certain conditions may limit the appropriateness of deep tissue massage. Consulting with your healthcare provider is advisable.

9. What types of oils or lotions are used during a deep tissue massage, and are they customizable?

  • Therapists often use massage oils or lotions. If you have allergies or sensitivities, it's crucial to discuss this with the therapist, who may offer customizable options.

10. Can I request the therapist to focus on particular areas of tension or pain during the deep tissue massage?

  • Absolutely. Communication is key, and you can actively request the therapist to focus on specific areas of tension or pain during the session, ensuring a more personalized and effective experience.

Body Language Massage & Wellness

850 King St W #14, Oshawa, ON L1J 2L5

(289) 240-1899

Monday: 9 AM–8 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM–8 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM–8 PM

Thursday: 9 AM–8 PM

Friday: 9 AM–8 PM

Saturday: 9 AM–3 PM

Sunday: Closed

Body Language Massage & Wellness

At Body Language Wellness & Massage, you can always get in contact with our front desk staff. When you book an appointment with us, we will send you a confirmation within 24 hours and we make sure you are booked with your preferred Registered Massage Therapist. 


Even when our lines are busy, leave us a voicemail and you will always receive a prompt response regarding your relaxing deep tissue massage session. To get in touch, call us directly at (289) 240-1899 or use the chat box on our website.

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