Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage 

Specialising in Deep Tissue Massage; this massage is a preventative and restorative treatment. If you have aches, pains and tensions that cannot be reached by Swedish massage, then you should try deep tissue massage, where the pressure is deeper, the pace slower and pain is alleviated in the long term. Deep Tissue Massage generally focuses on a deeper layer of musculature and fascia. It works to realign the different layers of tissue, treating the tendons, ligaments and fascia, as well as the muscles to release tension and provide pain relief. Working in a deeper manner by relaxing the superficial musculature and then sinking in to access the deeper muscles. Certain massage techniques are first used to warm the muscles to prepare to apply pressure into the deeper muscles. This is why Deep Tissue Massage takes longer to work on all areas of the body than, for example, Swedish Massage; so if you have more than two areas of the body you need working on, such as the upper back and hamstrings, then it is better to book a 1.5 or 2 hour treatment slot. 

 

The list of conditions that can be effectively treated using Deep Tissue Massage is extensive and includes repetitive strain, postural problems, sciatica, sports injury and recovery from falls and muscle tension and pain across all body areas. Deep Tissue Massage is comparable to Sports Massage but is usually less painful.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

  • Treats chronic pain

  • Relieves muscle tension

  • Helps lower high blood pressure

  • Breaks up scar tissue and adhesions

  • Reduces arthritis symptoms

  • Improves flexibility and suppleness

  • Soften and hydrate the body so that it becomes more pliable and mobile

  • Increases energy 

  • Increases breathing capacity

  • Stretches your muscle fibres in every direction, which is impossible to do with pure stretching alone and enables you to train harder for longer

  • Helps in warm up/cool down and improves athletic recovery and performance resolving post exercise discomfort

  • Helps to relieve chronic injury or strain by release of joint strains

  • Enhances drainage of waste products to speed recovery from exercise

  • Restores muscle function and postural alignment

  • Relieves physical and emotional strain

  • Helps to balance the body and promote self-healing and relaxation