Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
What is Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.
Why do people get Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is beneficial for treating all kinds of chronic pain and muscular tension, such as pain and tension commonly experienced in the upper back and neck. As previously mentioned, these symptoms can be a result of global dysfunction such as poor posture, elevated levels of stress, or poor respiratory patterns. However, deep tissue massage can help locally at the site of pain by reducing fibrous adhesion's, scar tissue and trigger points.
Ultimately, the massage helps by improving local fluid dynamics and therefore the delivery of oxygen and nutrients, whilst simultaneously removing metabolic waste at a cellular level. In addition to mechanical and physiological benefits, deep tissue massage also offers many psychological benefits by encouraging relaxed breathing and overall relaxation.
What to expect during a Deep Tissue Massage?
Before and during your massage session, communication is encouraged with your professional massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs. The person to be massaged lies on a massage table and is draped with a towel or sheet. It is a full-body massage treatment, except in areas that are contraindicated or where the client requests not to be touched. Aromatic or unscented oil or lotion is used to facilitate the massage movements. Each session usually lasts 30-60 minutes. Depending on the client's preferences, a massage session may focus on specific areas that require deeper work involve the use of several or all of the basic techniques.
Sessions and Pricing
30 Minute Session .................... £25
60 Minute Session .................... £40
75 Minute Session .....................£50