Deep Tissue Massage is a massage treatment that uses slow strokes and firm pressure to reach deeper levels of muscles and fascia. It includes Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release,
It usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:
- Low back pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Upper back or neck pain.
Deep Tissue Massage breaks down scar tissue and adhesions within the muscles that can disrupt circulation and cause pain.
During the treatment, the therapist will start by warming up the muscles before using specialist techniques to identify the trigger points that are causing pain. The therapist may use their knuckles, forearms or elbows.
During the treatment you may feel discomfort or even pain and it is essential that you communicate constantly with the therapist as they can adjust the level of intensity.
You may feel sore and bruised afterwards so it is recommended that you rest, perhaps soak in a hot bath with Epsom salts and definitely drink plenty of water to help eliminate all the toxins that will have been released.