If you find that you’re suffering from aches and strains caused by a specific sports injury, the more intense pressure applied when receiving a deep tissue massage will be ideal. Differing from a sports massage, a deep tissue massage is applied to a specific problematic area of the body. Consisting of sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes, a deep tissue massage will target the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. It is used to break up scar tissue formed after sustaining an injury and to release any muscle tension. You may find that a deep tissue massage is painful to receive, however, this short-term discomfort is required to alleviate the long-term pain of your injury.