I got my first deep tissue massage about 2 months ago. I mainly got it out of being ridiculously tight in my lower back, hips, and glutes which was giving me two very big problems... I had a PT test that was coming up and every time I would run my lower back would start to get a large pump, pain, and become so tight that I could not move my feet in front of the other.
Also, any longer than 30 minutes of driving I would have to stop and get out because my hip and lower back would get so wound up with tightness.
Now, it should be noted I was stretching every day and was using a foam roller, and it simply was not enough. After the deep tissue, I literally felt like a new person. I even got 100% on the "sit and reach" that week at the test!!! Which has never happened in my life, I've always been in the 70 percentile on flexibility for those stupid Cooper standards. Also, the before mentioned problems were totally alleviated-- deep tissue for the win, I'm a believer of it.