Deep Tissue massage is a preventative and restorative treatment. If you have aches, pains and tensions that cannot be reached by Swedish massage, then you should try deep tissue massage, where the pressure is deeper, the pace slower and pain is alleviated in the long term. Deep tissue massage works to realign the different layers of tissue, treating the tendons, ligaments and fascia, as well as the muscles to release tension and provide pain relief. It usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain. The list of conditions that can be effectively treated is extensive and includes whiplash and repetitive strain, postural problems and sciatica, sports injury and recovery from falls, muscle tension in the glutes, hamstrings, quads, rhomboids, IT band and upper back.