A deep tissue massage is designed penetrate the muscles underneath the most superficial muscles in our bodies. The deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. The fascia is the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints. Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions. This type of massage is ideal for the treatment of major muscle groups. It can also be used to relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendons.