Deep Tissue Massage

Release tension and feel great!

Deep Tissue Massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as a classic massage, but the pressure will be more focused and specific. It aims to access the deeper layers of the muscle tissue and fascia, also called connective tissue that surround and attach all structures within the body.

The aim is to “unstick” muscle fibres and allow blood and oxygen to begin to circulate properly relaxing and soothing the muscles making the entire body function better. At the same time of getting rid of toxins which help the muscles to strengthen and heal.

When we experience chronic muscle tension, trauma, injury or repetitive motion muscles can become inflamed and thickening or adhesions may appear; causing pain, limiting movement and altering the function of adjoining tissues.

Many areas of tension come from the way we hold ourselves as we live life in general; like when we hunch our shoulders as we concentrate or clench our jaws when we are stressed. Releasing tight areas through massage also helps to ease some of the emotions connected to them.

A high quality Deep Tissue Massage

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In a session I will often incorporate deep tissue techniques when need it as part of your Holistic Treatment. I will start slowly and superficially easing into the depth of the muscle. I will be using my hands, fingertips, knuckles, forearms and elbows; using slow, focused strokes and deep pressure mixed with gentler techniques so you have a change to integrate the work. I always make sure I listen to your body, feedback and individual needs.

After a deep tissue massage you may feel a little sore or achy the next day, but no more than you would after having a workout. Your body might be releasing toxins so being properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and after your treatment could be very helpful to support your healing process.

Conditions I treat on a daily basis amongst many others and where massage might help are…

  • Chronic pain, muscle tension and contracted areas such as stiff neck or sore shoulders
  • Lower back tightness and sciatica
  • Joint stiffness or limited mobility
  • Reduce scar tissue and adhesions, which can improve both circulation and nerve function
  • Tension headaches
  • Muscle pain, strains, pulls and aches