Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
How Does It Work?
This massage releases the stress and the tension that accumulates in the muscles, joints and tissues, providing immediate relief.
When there is muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
This massage can be extremely beneficial to most people. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing and healing, and clients report that after the treatment they feel relaxed but also energised and revitalised.
Are there contraindications?
Deep Tissue massage should be avoided after a recent surgery, or injury, or if you have a history of thrombosis or embolism. If you have high or low blood pressure, diabetes, any kind of heart condition, cancer or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment. Always make sure that you avoid alcohol for at least five hours before the treatment.
Please note that this treatment is strictly professional and of a non-sexual nature.