Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage involves manipulation and focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. At the beginning of the massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles. Then slow deep pressure is concentrated and on areas where there is chronic tension or injury. Pressure is applied to targeted areas of the body, normally focusing on major muscle groups.
Deep tissue massage is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders.
The most common techniques I use for deep tissue massage are:
- Stripping – deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibres.
- Frictions – pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibres.
- Myofascial release – for stretching the fascia. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone.
- Trigger point or neuromuscular therapy – involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain. Once pressure is applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure is held for up to ten seconds.
- Muscle Energy Technique – lengthen muscles and normalise joint motion.
Many of my clients experience a variety of benefits from having deep tissue massage that have included:
- Improved mobility, increased range of movement and flexibility.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Release of “happy hormones” (serotonin & oxytocin).
- A reduced level of pain.
- Eased muscular tension and spasms.
- Eased repetitive strain injury.
- Reduced sciatica discomfort.
- Lessened piriformis syndrome symptoms.
- Reduced upper back and neck pain.
Duration & Pricing:
60 minutes – £40
90 minutes – £60