Times are changing, we must be conscious of the definitions used by therapists especially when describing deep tissue massage which has become increasingly popular over the years as a therapeutic tool.

Deep tissue massage may be described as the intention of the therapist to work deep into the tissue layers within the body to encourage them to relax, lengthen, and release holding patterns.

Massage treatments must be comfortable for the patient, effective, and energy efficient which does not always necessarily mean that the massage is deep and hard to have a deep effect.

The fascia system is effectively engaged with slowly and gentle pressure and just holding the tissue until the fascia relaxes under the therapists hands and treatments can be profoundly deep.