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Hi, I'm Gretchen Rivas with Relax! Massage Therapy. And today, we are going to talk about what is deep tissue massage. Deep tissue massage is different than regular massage because it involves working on a deeper level. The focus with this work is to contact, connect and clear and manipulate the deep muscle fibers and the connective tissue at a deeper level. The thing about deep tissue work is that you are working a lot with adhesions and chronic pain and issues that people have had for a long time where they are really stuck. And because of connective tissue has a collagen base to it, you have to warm things up, and it can get really sticky and make your muscles just kind of stick in areas that they really shouldn't be, and in ways that they shouldn't be sticking. So, deep tissue work gets in there and opens those pathways up between muscle and fascia or connective tissue, and allows the person to have more flexibility and more movement and freedom from chronic pain, and other issues that they may be dealing with. And that's what deep tissue work is all about.