Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that realigns deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense areas such as the neck, lower back, and shoulders. The stroke of this technique is similar to classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower, the pressure is deeper, and more attention is paid to areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury.
How does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.
Key benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage:
relief from chronic muscular pain
increased mobility, especially in joints
rapid recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
reduction in repetitive strain injuries
reduction in Ostearthritis pain
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After a week of dealing with a sprained lower back muscle, I took action and contacted Tocar.
From booking to follow up call, greeting upon arrival at the spa and even post massage the experience was easy, relaxing and hospitable.
I woke up refreshed and invigorated thanks to Tocar Spa! Best massage I've had! Thanks Stephen!
Thank you Stephen Conti your hands are magic my body feels amazing. I slept like a baby over 8 hrs for the first time in months. If you need a great massage make sure to schedule one w/ Stephen you know I am a VERY picky when it comes to spa services!!!
Thank you and dare I say I love you...not literally but for what you did for my shoulder. I've had many massages at some very expensive places but I have never left a massage session feeling as giddy, sleepy and fulfilled as I did with you.
As a division I track and field athlete, massage therapy is an intricate part of muscle recovery. When I began working with Stephen his techniques were absolutely amazing. He incorporated deep tissue massage with stretching techniques. I began to notice a significant difference in how my muscles recovered and an overall sense of "feeling good." Every time I step off the massage table I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
The best way to describe a massage with Stephen is amazing. As a middle school teacher, I am on my feet for the majority of the day. After a massage, I feel physically and mentally refreshed and relaxed. Thanks, Stephen!
My massage therapist, Stephen, was wonderful he really concentrated on my troubled areas leaving me totally relaxed for DAYS. I would recommend Tocar Spa to anyone who is interested in a One of a Kind Experience.
I'm very picky when it comes to massage, and not many people can get it right with me. A few years ago, I had my first appointment with Stephen, and I haven't been to anyone else since! I used to have frequent headaches and migraines, and since I've been getting regular massage, I rarely have them. I've recommended Stephen to many people, and am recommending him to you too! If you haven't made an appointment yet, do it now - you won't regret it!
I can't write all the adjectives to explain how I felt when leaving my session. This was my first hour and half as I have only had hour session previously, but it will not be my last. I have been seeing Stephen for over a year now and my lower back pain has diminished, my stress level has been lowered and I just plain feel good all over. Stephen's professionalism, excellent customer service and magnificent hands will keep me as a customer for a life time.
I have very tight muscles from years of sports. I especially have problems with my knees. Stephen has been amazing in helping me to extend my range of motion and flexibility without pain. He's also very knowledgeable about sports injuries and has provided me with many tips on how to relieve my pain at home in between massages. It's clear that he loves his profession and he is always very kind, caring, and professional. Who could ask for anything more!
I regularly receive massages at various places throughout the Baltimore/DC area and this is the only place that I've scheduled a second visit. I prefer light massages but often times when I tell the masseuse that it turns into more of a lotion application session and less of a massage. Stephen provided the perfect combination of pressure and relaxation that had me leaving feeling euphoric.
I would recommend anyone who body builds, who is very athletic or just works out consistently to get this service. The dynamic stretching along with deep tissue is just what you need when you've worked out really hard. This massage really helped to lengthen my muscles and I felt like a new woman the following day!
Stephen was very professional and gave me a superior level of care when i was on the massage table. It was an enjoyable experience and I look forward to my next visit in the upcoming weeks.
By far, the best massage I have ever had. Stephen is AWESOME!!!
Rita was thorough and responsive. the place is beautiful and serene and very clean. Love these guys!
I have never written a review for Living Social but this business is worth the time. Great service and the best message I have ever had! That is saying something because I go once a month. Stephen was fantastic and I already have my next appointment scheduled :)