Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is very helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as a 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 pressure deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Chronic Pain
- Lower back pain
- Increases mobility
- Relieves muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadtriceps, rhomboids and upper back
- Relieves Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension and spasms
- After a workout or body building
What to Expect During your Massage
- Your therapist may use finger tips, knuckles, forearms, hands and elbow during your deep tissue massage.
- You may be asked to breathe deeply as your therapist works on certain areas.
- Some areas my feel uncomfortable as your therapist works on relieving strain and tension. If you think you are experiencing intense pain please inform your therapist immediately.
- Avoid strenuous physical activity after your massage
- Drink lots of water after your massage to flush away the lactic acid which is in tissue, if you do not you may feel sore the next day.
- The best way to make the most of your deep tissue massage is to be as relaxed as possible and trust your therapist to massage the pain away.
- Deep tissue is a very powerful technique however this does not mean that all your knots and tension will be gone in one session.
- The greatest benefits of deep tissue massage is experienced when we incorporate this technique as part of an integrated programme that includes exercise, working on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and regular massage programme.
- Many people ask for more pressure thinking that if a therapist pushes hard enough it will get rid of the knots in just one hour. This will not happen!