Deep Tissue Massage (DTM), contrary to popular belief is not about getting a very hard massage.
True deep tissue Massage is all about the depth and the layers of muscle that you treat. Most importantly it’s also about the speed with which you treat the tissue.
As a very general rule, the faster the massage techniques and strokes are applied, the more superficial the massage will be.
Whilst a certain amount of pressure does need to be applied, it’s just as much about the therapists ability to sink through the layers and transfer that pressure beneath the most superficial muscles.