About deep tissue massage
When getting a deep tissue massage you will have to cooperate with your massage therapist during the session. As he or she works on your most painful body areas, you should breathe deeply in order to relax your muscles and not fight against the massage strokes (!) :). After the session, you have to drink a lot of water to flush out metabolic waste released by the massage in your tissues. Expect to feel a bit stiff and sore for a day or two after the session. This will fade, though, and will be replaced by more flexibility than before.
Before leaving the session, discuss with your therapist the appropriate exercise regimen you should embark on, as well as proper daily movements and posture you should maintain in your day to day life so that you can avoid the recurrence of adhesions. You can also ask for relaxation techniques.
The effects of therapeutic deep tissue massage are cumulative and you will get the most out of it with a series of regular treatments.