Deep tissue massage – will focus on the deep layers of muscle tissue , tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). It is used to target knots and release chronic muscle tension using techniques such as trigger point therapy, deeper pressure and Active Release Techniques. Other benefits include reducing inflammation and helping to eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage uses strokes across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain as in Swedish massage. The more intense movements and techniques such as deep finger pressure may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that lasts a couple of days before resulting in the desired relaxation and pain relief.