Go Deeper Into Deep Tissue Massage

Like the name suggests, deep tissue massage targets your body’s deepest layers of muscle and releases tension in overstressed areas. This type of massage usually focuses on a specific problem area to relieve issues that can’t be solved by classic massage techniques. This therapeutic treatment is designed to break up severe muscle knots and rigid tissue that cause tightness, stiffness and soreness in muscles. Deep tissue massage is a mix of slow, short strokes, and penetrating finger pressure focused on tight, contracted areas.

What Happens When You Get a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage uses specialist techniques to release muscle knots, break up scar tissue, and soften rigid tissue. After using lighter pressure to warm the muscles, a massage therapist may use their knuckles, elbows, forearms, thumbs and fingertips to work on specific areas of the body. The pressure and techniques used can cause some discomfort and occasionally even pain. Sometimes this is due to releasing the muscles, but you should always notify your therapist who may be able to adjust the technique if necessary. Your muscles may feel slightly sore or stiff after deep tissue massage, but this should subside quickly.

What are the Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?
This type of massage can help relieve some specific problems. For example, deep tissue massage can help with types of back pain, mobility problems, postural problems, high blood pressure, muscle pain and sciatica. Benefits include reduced pain, improved posture, increased mobility, less tension, and lower levels of stress hormones.

Is Deep Tissue Massage Right for Me?
If you have a specific problem that massage may aid, then deep tissue massage could be the right treatment for you. It’s best to discuss before booking as recent medical procedures, skin or bone issues may mean this type of massage isn’t suitable for you at this time.

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Know Before You Go

Be warned, if it’s your first massage or you don’t get much exercise, steer clear of deep tissue massage — you could end up very sore the next day. A deep tissue massage can help heal injuries and release knots caused by stress. Deep tissue massage requires a solid understanding of anatomy, but top therapists don’t just have technical skills: they’re highly sensitive, aware of reactions taking place in the body, and know when to back off.

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Your guide to typical Deep Tissue Massage prices, to help you decide which denomination of spa voucher to buy.

(average prices)

  • 60 min Deep Tissue Massage £50
  • 90min Deep Tissue Massage £90
  • Deep Tissue Massage + Spa Day £150

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