Our latest massage service addition provides more options for clients experiencing deep muscle pain and/or discomfort.
Therapeutic Massage and Deep Tissue Massage are often thought of – or even referred to – as the same type of massage. In reality though, while there are similarities, both modalities offer their own technical differences and their own unique benefits. Understanding their differences is crucial in selecting the most appropriate treatment for individual needs.
Since its inception in 2016, Serendipity Wellness Spa in Pinellas Park, Florida has only offered Therapeutic Massage. But recently, due to client demand and our desire to provide greater service variety, we have added Deep Tissue Massage to our menu of offerings.
Techniques traditionally used in Therapeutic Massage include long, flowing strokes, kneading, friction, and stretching. The therapist uses these techniques to manipulate the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) of the body, thereby improving blood and lymph flow while promoting relaxation and relieving muscle tension.
On the other hand, Deep Tissue Massage primarily utilizes slow, deliberate pressure and friction applied across the grain of the muscle. The therapist uses their hands, fingertips, elbows, or forearms to penetrate the deeper layers of muscle tissue, releasing chronic tension and adhesions (knots). This technique effectively breaks down scar tissue and promotes better range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage is commonly sought after to relieve chronic pain, improve postural issues, and aid in injury rehabilitation. Individuals experiencing muscle knots, postural imbalances, sports-related injuries, or chronic pain conditions may find deep tissue massage particularly beneficial.
We are very excited to now include Deep Tissue Massage in our menu of bodywork offerings. Our Deep Tissue Massage is designed to address the underlying cause of pain and dysfunction through techniques that utilize moderate to heavy pressure. It’s important to note that this service may leave you a bit sore, so it is important to drink an adequate amount of water to flush cellular debris associated with muscle pain and stiffness.
If you’re unsure if this service is right for you, please contact us! Our Licensed Massage Therapists are here to help, and always provide consultations before services.