What Is Deep Tissue Massage, Exactly? (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Pressure)

Photo of me doing my thing. By Cait Bielesfeldt

People will often come in for an appointment with me and ask for a deep tissue massage.

“What hurts?” I ask.

“Oh nothing,” they reply, “I just want a full-body deep tissue.”

You see it on spa menus often, usually listed for a few dollars more. “Deep tissue massage.” It’s…



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Adrienne O'Brien LMT

Adrienne O'Brien LMT


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