Deep tissue massage is a specific type of massage that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. By using deeper pressure, slow firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments and has been recommended by doctors as a treatment option.
Deep Tissue is an affordable and effective remedy for relieving deep chronic pain. Because Deep tissue increases the flow of blood through he body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes the pain. It is also used to alleviate muscle tension (often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening tight muscle clusters).
Over time, deep tissue can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue. It does so by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area.
It can also be an effective treatment for injured muscles as it facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass. Deep Tissue is frequently used to rehabilitate sports injury.
For those who suffer chronic stress and the side effects like tension, headaches, rigid tight shoulders and muscles this massage can be a real relief.
A study in the journal for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine found that blood pressure fell after a single 45 – 60 minute deep tissue massage.
When you come for your sports massage, wear loose, comfortable sports shorts. You will be completely covered apart from the area being massaged.
Deep tissue massage should NOT hurt. Your therapist will discuss pressure with you during your consultation. If at any point the massage becomes painful you must say. If you are tense and not relaxed the massage will not be beneficial.
If you are being treated for an injury it may be beneficial speaking to your doctor first to see if the treatment is suitable for you.
Full body (70 minutes approx.) – £60
Back, neck and shoulders (30 minutes approx.) – £30
Legs – £20