What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage relieves aches and pains that can arise from repetitive day-to-day activities or from periods of prolonged inactivity. These include back pain, stiff necks and posture-related problems and headaches. As we slowly lose our battle against gravity, changes in our posture result in the body’s inability to heal a problem. Add to that the chemical imbalance stress causes in our bodies, it’s no wonder we go home tried and aching after doing nothing all day. Deep Tissue Massage works wonders in these instances.
While sports massage has taken the headlines in recent years, deep tissue massage has been in the background quietly fixing folk, whether you play sports or not. Stuck in fixed positions for hours on end takes it toll. Lower back pain and sore neck and shoulders have become accepted states of “living”. Deep Tissue Massage coupled with an understanding of what caused the problem in the first place enables us to resolve as well as relieve symptoms of daily living.
Our aim is to treat the problem areas, give you some options on how to change those ailment-causing positions and work within your pain tolerance level.
What conditions can Deep Tissue Massage help with?
- Headaches and migraines
- Lower back pain
- Stiff and sore neck and shoulders
- Facial pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
What techniques are used in Deep Tissue Massage?
The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
It works using thumbs, wrists, forearms and elbows to stretch out and release muscles that are shortened and tense. It helps to free up your body and improves flexibility. Each massage is different, and tailored to suit the individual and work on specific areas of pain or tension