Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle are used. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. Patients can feel sore for a day or two after a treatment.
Booking Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Whilst some of the strokes are the same as in classic (Swedish) massage, the pace of a deep tissue massage tends to be slower and pressure is applied more strongly, concentrating on problem areas. Practitioners may use their forearms, elbows, fingertips and knuckles as well as their hands in order to break-up adhesions. These bands of rigid tissue can cause pain and inflammation, and restrict movement and circulation in muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage works to realign the different layers of tissue, treating the tendons, ligaments and fascia (the protective layer of tissues which surrounds the bones, joints and muscles) as well as the muscles to release tension and provide pain relief.