Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. 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 a non-recent physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session, and that is not performed to address a specific complaint. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work. When a client asks for a massage and uses the term “deep tissue”, more often than not he or she is seeking to receive a full-body session with sustained deep pressure throughout.
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Tiffani has been a massage therapist dedicated to health and wellness for over 20 years. She has experienced and treated many health challenges that have inspired a passion for a lifestyle committed to wellness. Although the foundation of her work is deep myofascial therapy, for the past several years she has been studying Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation (Upledger Institute) as well as Osteopathic friction (Ben Benjamin). Also, since 2008, she has been a certified yoga teacher, adding mediation shortly after.
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A Baltimore massage school graduate, George has traveled extensively, training and practicing her massage skills in Sedona Arizona. She was one of the first therapists to work with Bethesda Salt Cave and has come back this year, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for healing. George’s sessions could include cupping, the use of essential oils, hot stones, Ashiatsu, hemp and CBD massage oil protocols. Be sure to consult with her as to your needs and wishes, for the ultimate in relaxation and healing therapy.
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Mimi Ge is from China. She was influenced by eastern medicine and natural healing since she was young. She’s inspired by the healing benefits that comes from the touch from one human being to another.
This was the start of her massage career. She graduated from Central Maryland School of Massage and specializes in Swedish, Deep tissue, Reflexology, Sports Massage and Prenatal Massage.
While she’s being challenged with her own body imbalance. She was trying every possible method to help herself. And natural healing had made major improvements. For the last ten years she has had many life changing experiences. She realizes that gravity is in equation of our everyday living. It keeps us grounded and yet makes us slouch at the desk. She would like to use all that she has learned to help people with muscle tension and bring more balance to their lives. She believes the mind, body and spirit are all parallel and supports one other.
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A graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage’s class of 2011, Heather is generous, thoughtful and compassionate. She approaches each client with a calm, positive attitude and her best healing intentions. She sees massage as an opportunity to reconnect with the body and facilitate awareness. From beginning to end, she evaluates and addresses any blockage or dysfunction. She wants every client to leave feeling better than when they arrived. Whether the goal is to alleviate pain, increase mobility, ease the mind or simply melt on the table, your needs will be listened to and addressed to the best of her capabilities. She understands the importance in finding a balance of work and the rest of life. She relaxes by listening to music and podcasts, going to concerts is the ideal outing. She loves spending time with her family, dining out with loved ones and traveling. Thank you for taking a moment to learn about Heather, please book your appointment soon!
Owner, R.M.P., N.C.T.M.B Born in South Africa, and with many years of International Massage Therapy experience, Janine studied Massage in Austria & Germanty. Her bodywork is attentive and precise. Janine is a Maryland State Registered massage Practioner, Licensed with the National Board of Massage Therapy Practioners & also a member of AMTA. Ha started Massage Metta in Bethesda, MD late last year with the intention of providing a bodywork session that will meet the needs of Stay at Home Moms to Weekend Warriors & Professional Athletes alike. She truly practices the Metta Philosophy by treating all beings with Loving Kindness. Janine lives in Potomac Maryland with her husband & their lazy dogs, Chowka & Tequila.