Deep tissue massage therapy focuses on realingning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is helpful for chronically tight and sore muscles in particular such as neck stiffness, shoulder ache and low back tightness. We recommend this massage for those who have tension related problems and physical injury. Massage therapists use fingertips, hands, elbows, knuckles, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it will subside within a day or so.