This style of massage uses strong pressure, slow, deep strokes, and friction across the muscle grain to release chronic tension. This massage is designed to focus on specific areas of concern, i.e., tight shoulders, sore hips, etc. A Deep Tissue massage will incorporate some of the relaxing strokes from the Swedish massage, but it also utilizes other “tools”: soft fists, elbows, and/or various sides of the forearm. It all depends on the area of attention.