Deep Tissue Massage
What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage which involves soft tissue manipulation. "Soft tissues" includes structures such as muscle, ligaments, tendons, skin and Fascia. Unlike Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage is presented as a full body service whereas Sports Massage has a more focused approach.
Deep Tissue Massage works by increasing blood flow to the affected area thus transporting oxygen to the surrounding muscles and aiding in the removal of waste products such as lactic acid following exercise.
People often associate Deep Tissue Massage with elite level athletes however everybody can benefit!
Whether you are a professional athlete or work a regular nine to five office job, your routine will put specific demands on the soft tissues of your body so why not treat your body like an athlete and take a proactive approach to looking after your body?
Why get a Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is an effective treatment when it comes to muscular discomfort whether that be due to delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) following exercise, trigger points and tightness within the muscle, muscle imbalances or aiding in the repair of scar tissue following injury. Deep Tissue Massage can also be used to speed up recovery after exercise. In addition, Deep Tissue Massage is an effective tool both when it comes to accelerating the healing process of soft tissue injuries or preventing injuries in the first instance.
What should you expect form a Deep tissue Massage?
It is common to feel discomfort in the areas which are being massaged and this sensation can last for up to 48 hours after your massage before feeling a reduction in muscle tension. Feedback is welcomed throughout the session so that the pressure applied from the massage is tailored towards your pain threshold and your body's needs.
It is advised to refrain from taking any pain killers prior to your visit so that we can gauge the necessary amount of pressure applied during the massage more accurately.