Deep Tissue Massage is a blend of beneficial massage methods working at a deeper muscular level. It’s used for chronic pains and aches and tight areas such as stiff upper back and neck, leg muscle tightness, low back pain, and sore shoulders.


Deep tissue massage is intended to relieve pain and muscle stiffness throughout the body. This type of massage therapy is extremely helpful because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The main goal is to break down tense areas within the muscle. Adhesions (tense areas within the muscle) in the muscle are very important to take care of because they cause pain and swelling, and limit motion of the muscles and joints.

Anyone deep tissue therapy to recover from an injury or chronic pain condition can also see other benefits to a deep tissue massage from a professional massage therapist, including:

  • Reliefs lower back pain
  • Help with limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
  • Helps recovery from repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Improves sciatica symptoms
  • Helps with postural problems
  • Releases muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, upper back, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids,
  • Helps with upper back pain
Deep Tissue massage Amsterdam BEST Co
Deep Tissue massage Amsterdam BEST Co


Deep tissue massage can help stretch tight or twisted muscles and can also facilitate the movement of toxins from your muscles.

Research has reported that deep tissue massage is effective for relieving chronic pain

Deep tissue massage can help lower cortisol levels and increase levels of oxytocin, which is a hormone that relaxes the body and produces soothing effects.


  • At the initiation of a deep tissue massage, to warm up and prepare the muscles a lighter pressure is applied and the more techniques are then applied. Common techniques include:
  • Stripping: Deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs.
  • Friction: Pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers.
  • BEST’s massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during a deep tissue massage.
  • You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on tense areas.
  • Due harder pressure the massage might get painful. This does not mean if the massage is painful that works better. You should always let know your therapist about the amount of pain you feel comfortable with.
  • After the massage, you may feel some stiffness or soreness, but it should diminish within a day or so.

The therapist will bring with them massage table, table sheets, oils, aromatherapy scents, towels and music. You can use your own sheets and towels if you prefer it that way. Make sure you have a place for the table to be placed and enough room for therapist to go around it.


For a safe massage session for you and the therapist, please follow the advise below

  • No shaking hands
  • Therapist will wear a face mask during the massage session
  • Wash your body and hands before the massage session
  • Provide a kitchen sink, powder room, or bathroom for the therapist to wash his/her hands
  • Have the house/room good aired before the session
  • Do not book if you have flu-like, covid-19 symptoms


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The advantages of a deep tissue massage are almost endless if you tack on an additional exercise after your massage session. Deep tissue massage is demanding on the muscles, and, you will be expending extra calories throughout your massage because your muscles will also be moving during your deep tissue massage. If you aren’t already an active person, adding a strength training regimen to your day will do wonders for your health! Cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength will dramatically improve with each massage session. After a good session, you should notice a significant reduction in soreness or stiffness. It may take a few weeks of this new regimen for you to see these results, but your body will thank you when your back begins to feel better.


When you consider how stress affects your body, deep tissue massage helps you reduce the negative impact that stress has on your body. When you are stressed, your body releases chemicals that promote inflammation throughout your body. In addition, inflammation can cause pain and soreness. If you combine too much stress with low levels of nutrients in your diet, your immune system may become compromised. An optimal state of health requires that you have the right amount of nutrients, and regular deep tissue massages will help your body maintain healthy levels.


Muscle tension is another contributor to pain and poor overall health. When you are stressed, the muscles tense. Tension also increases the production of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the body, contributing to pain and suffering. Massage helps to relieve the muscle tension that contributes to pain and recovery time.


The therapeutic massage therapist who performs deep tissue massage is very skilled at applying gentle pressure over the injured area. Many times the therapist will apply more pressure than is necessary to achieve the desired results, and that’s okay. As long as the therapist makes sure to apply enough pressure, the massage therapist should be able to effectively target and remove the sore area and promote healing.


One area where many people experience pain and discomfort is their upper back. Upper back injuries are common for individuals who are involved in some type of sports or exercise. This is also common for individuals who are overweight, and who are unable to lose the extra weight. If you find that your upper back is causing you discomfort, you may benefit from massage therapy to promote healing and recovery.


The deep tissue massage therapy also benefits individuals who sustain an injury to the soft tissue areas of the body. For individuals with this type of injury, a skilled therapist will apply firm pressure to release the tension and restore proper function to the injured area. The therapist uses various massage therapy strokes and techniques to reduce or eliminate the pain. Often the therapy will also include massage therapy that helps to increase blood flow and mobility to help the body return to normal functions. This increased blood flow and mobility allow the muscles to fully heal and function properly.


Some of the benefits of receiving this therapy include the reduction or elimination of stiffness and soreness while the individual heals. They also encourage optimal range of motion and increase the flexibility of muscles and joints. Many people suffering from limited mobility experience significant improvements after receiving this therapy.


Athletes and other individuals who participate in contact sports are at an advantage when it comes to using deep tissue massages because these specialized sports massages can improve flexibility and mobility. These specialized sports massages are perfect for athletes who are recovering from injuries or those who are recovering from limited physical activities. Limited mobility can often make it difficult for an athlete to maintain form and function. Sports massage techniques not only promote increased muscle function but also stimulate natural joint lubrication. Sports massages can even promote faster healing of athletes experiencing muscle pain or injury.