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Connective Tissue Massage
Connective Tissue massage involves deep intensive massage aimed releasing myofascial (the fiberous connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs) restrictions in the body, and to break up any restrictive scar tissue.
This type of massage helps relieve chronic tension, improves posture, flexibility and range of motion. It borrows many techniques from traditional Swedish massage although this massage is more intense.
The strokes in a connective tissue massage are slower and more pressure is applied in order warm the muscle tissue and reach deep layers of muscle.
The development of deep connective tissue massage therapy is credited to the German, Elizabeth Dicke. She found that the method was effective in treating the body as a whole instead of just focusing on specific areas - through the technique of mssaging the connective tissues.