With deep tissue massage, deep strong pressure is applied to specific problem areas. This is a great massage for relieving sore muscles, tight necks, tense shoulders and troublesome knots embedded within the large muscle groups of the back. Using deep and focused pressure techniques, chronic pain is subdued and tension is released. Oil or wax is used depending on the aim of your deep tissue massage. Although it is not a sports massage, for those who engage in activities such as running, tennis, golf, grappling or combat sports, this massage aids both preparation and recovery as it includes compression and stretching. Continued communication is encouraged during the session to ensure that the pressure levels are adequate to your needs.