Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of therapy that focuses on relieving tension and realigning deeper layers of muscles.
It is used for chronic ache and pain in contracted areas, such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
With chronic muscle tension or injury, there may be adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments. Adhesions can disrupt circulation causing pain, limited range of movement, and cause inflammation.
Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on a specific problem area, and works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Most people find there is usually a little discomfort and pain at certain points during the massage. It is important to let your therapist know when this is outside your comfort range.
It is not uncommon to feel some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so.
This technique can provide relief for the following conditions
- chronic muscle pain
- Injury rehabilitation
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
- Sciatica (Piriformis syndrome)
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Muscle tension or spasm or after a workout or bodybuilding