People who want to get a massage are often confused between the different forms of massages. They will often ask for a Deep Tissue. But what they really mean to ask their therapist is “I want a Swedish Massage with heavy pressure”. However when you tell a massage therapist you want a Deep Tissue. You may be in for a surprise once your session starts. Deep can hurt and may make you feel sore days after. That is why the CMT is quick to ask “Are you sure you want a Deep Tissue”? Granted some may know the differences, but it has been my experience that most don’t know till they have experienced the difference. Even worse, they tend to identify them as the same, when in fact, most massage modalities are unique. This is the case with Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages.
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