What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue is a wonderfully therapeutic massage that works on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. By helping release pain in the body’s muscle and connective tissue, it can relieve held-in tension and restore comfort and harmony.
The treatment is delivered through a sequence of movements that distribute pressure from the therapist’s thumbs, fingers, knuckles and elbows. You will also be shown deep breathing techniques to further assist the release of tautness. Deep Tissue massage can also stimulate subtle energy channels (meridians), which literally push out long-held trauma.
What can Deep Tissue Massage be used for?
Deep Tissue Massage can help your body recover in many ways:
- relieves muscular congestion
- aids the lymphatic system
- improves circulation, regulating the flow of fluid throughout the entire body
- enhances the functional quality of muscle tissue
- nourishes and cleanses cells
- flushes the body of harmful wastes and toxins
- increases resistance to sickness and disease
What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue techniques are different from those of the softer Swedish massage, making it ideal for people suffering with acute muscle pain and stiffness. However once discomfort has been relieved and mobility recovered, the experience can be totally uplifting. The treatment is usually completed with a gentle face, neck and head massage to restore balance physically as well as psychologically.
Who is Deep Tissue massage good for?
Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended for people who experience consistent pain caused by heavy-duty work or sports injury. It focuses on specific problems such as:
- chronic pain
- limited mobility
- recovery from injuries
- repetitive strain injury
- postural problems
- osteoarthritis pain
- muscle tension or spasm