What is a deep tissue massage?
Gosh our bodies can hurt sometimes can’t they?! You might not even have done anything specific to it. But along it comes anyway …..
Back ache, shoulder pain, tension, aches and pains. Stuff from an old injury or something else that your body has been through. Or just the general wear and tear of life. All being tucked away in the layers of your body until they reach the point of no return!
Whatever the reason, you are in discomfort. And that discomfort takes its toll.
Deep tissue massage, sports massage, soft tissue work all encompass a similar approach to working with the body. And that is to use a deeper, more focused approach – either to a specific area or across the whole body. Various techniques may be used in these types of treatment including trigger point therapy, stretching techniques, muscle energy technique and myofascial release. Adapted according to your specific needs.
It is sometimes thought that this type of treatment will hurt but it does not need to. The depth of pressure can be changed and I always work within the levels that are appropriate for you. That deep work can produce great results in alleviating tension and improving range of motion, focusing on specific areas that require more detailed attention.