What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is an effective ways to treat deeper muscle layers. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on specific
problems such as chronic pain, limited mobility, recovery from injuries, repetitive strain injury, postural problems, osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia, muscle tension or spasm.
Techniques used are massage with fingertips, knuckles and elbows, movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. It is important to take deep breaths when prompted and breathe to help you relax. It is recommended that you wear loose, comfortable clothes and may require you to be semi-naked in the upper and lower body.
What happens during a deep tissue massages session?
Before a session you will have a medical assessment to ensure there is no potential danger to you, but if you have any concerns before treatment check with your GP / consultant.
How can deep tissue massage therapy help?
The aim is to relax stiff muscles, restore pain free movement, reduce muscle tension and chronic pain, relieve stress, and free up creaky joints.
After your therapy session
Sometimes treatment can cause some soreness for 24 to 48 hours, or days after, this is simply the muscles releasing stored tension.