What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is one of the best and most effective ways to treat pain and injury. It uses firm-pressure designed to release tight layers of muscle and tissue, which usually develops from bad posture, injury or overuse. Restoring movement in the soft tissues alleviates pain, muscle spasm and stress from the problematic area.
Deep tissue massage will:
- Relax stiff muscles to restore pain-free movement.
- Reduce muscle tension and chronic pain.
- Relieve stress.
- Un-stick tight muscles and free up creaky joints.
What conditions can it treat?
Deep tissue massage is very effective in treating chronic problems such as stiff necks, strained or twisted shoulder muscles, and lower back stiffness or pain. It is also highly beneficial in reducing pain and discomfort in conditions such as whiplash and after a fall or an injury.
What should I expect during a deep tissue massage?
Our highly trained therapists may use their hands, fingertips, knuckles even elbows, to effectively release areas of tension. On occasion, you may be asked to take a deep breath to help you to relax.
This deeper style of massage may sometimes cause some soreness during, or in the days following the massage. This is simply the muscles releasing stored tension and toxins and will fade within a few days.
What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?
- Loosen muscles to increase blood flow and remove lymphatic waste.
- Relieve muscle pain by flushing painful acids away from nerves of inflamed tissue.
- Melt adhesive knots in the muscles and eliminate blockages that cause muscle tightness and pain.
- Increase mobility in the joints as tension reduces in the tendons.
- Speed recovery from workouts as increased circulation delivers nutrients and removes toxins from the cells.
How does Deep Tissue Massage work?
It works by stretching and manipulating the fibres of soft tissues using elbows, forearms or knuckles to apply pressure on and increase movement to the targeted muscle structure. By applying touch pressure to deeper layers of tissue it is possible to stimulate the neuro pathways that connect the brain and tissues to reduce muscle tension. By repeating these massage steps over a few sessions it is possible to change cellular memory and re-programme muscle behaviour. This leads to improved movement patterns in the muscles and joints of the body, enabling ease of use and pain free motion.
Who can benefit from Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue treatments are suitable for people of all ages, body sizes and activity levels. A skilled therapist will be able to gauge the appropriate depth of pressure and pace of movement to suit any client.
Are there any side effects?
Deep Tissue Massage is pain free with the right approach and when applied to a body in healthy condition. However, if muscle dysfunction is present it can be uncomfortable to receive treatment until the soft tissues repair and return to normal function. Some people report experiencing a heightened emotional state post treatment for a day or so. In remedial cases some muscle soreness can occur in the hours or days following a massage.
How to prepare for Deep Tissue Massage?
Ideally to get the most out of a deep tissue treatment it is important to be hydrated before a treatment begins. Deeper pressure treatments release toxins that may be stuck in soft tissue fibres. Naturally the body processes the removal of waste better when in a hydrated state.
To find out more and book a treatment, please call us on 020 8166 8958