Deep tissue massage is a therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. The technique uses slow, deep, direct strokes and pressure on the targeted area to help release and relax the muscles. The massage therapist will use their fingers, knuckles, hands, and elbows to apply pressure to the targeted area. The pressure should be comfortable and should not cause pain. Deep tissue massage is beneficial for individuals who experience chronic muscle tension, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and for individuals who have sustained physical injury. It helps break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscles and tissue.