Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Your treatment will reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres, providing both relief from muscle tightness and stiffness and resulting in your muscles relaxing.
What to expect from a Deep Tissue Massage
Our therapists will use deep muscle compression as well as friction along the muscle grains and fibres to release both toxins and deep, tight tension points. Specific massage techniques are also incorporated to treat various tissues as well as guided breathing and movement techniques which are employed to assist in releasing muscle congestion. These techniques form part of your deep tissue massage treatment and unless the muscles are properly warmed up before the deep tissue treatment, you could experience soreness and bruising in the targeted areas. This technique of warming the muscles and fibres prior to the deep tissue treatment assists in loosening muscle tissue, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly throughout your body.
Deep tissue massage is both therapeutic and relaxing because of its corrective nature. Many physical problems can be effectively treated with deep tissue massage, including sports injuries as well as chronic pain like sciatica. Emotional issues can also be addressed because the treatment works very deeply and emotional issues are stored deeply within the body.
Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to release the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points. Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage is performed on bare skin using both oils and balms. Specific areas are focused on, and may cause some soreness during or after the session, however you should feel better within a day or two. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help this process along.
How long should you book for?
Many people think 30 minutes is enough time to have a sore spot worked on, however the underlying concerns for your therapist are that going in to hard will cause injury, that the issue may be a result of referral pain and connective tissues. It is always best to discuss your concerns prior to making a decision about the time to book for so we can properly assess and recommend a suitable time for your deep tissue treatment. In saying that, you might also benefit from a couple of treatments rather than a single mass treatment spanning 2 hours. From our experience a deep tissue massage is most effective when we, your massage therapists have adequate time to work on you properly, without rushing things, and without causing you harm because we are restricted by a time limit. Most treatments span from 6o minutes to 2 hours with a 90 minute deep tissue massage highly recommended as this will give adequate time for your therapist to warm up areas before applying pressure, as well as treat the areas worked afterwards to reduce soreness and bruising.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?
- Effective treatment of pain and muscle stiffness
- Target Sciatica Pain
- Excellent for Sports Related Injuries
- Reduce swelling and inflammation in muscles and joints
- Treat emotional issues
- Directly aids in managing muscle memory
- Assists with joint and muscle mobility
- Treats muscle tension
- Releases toxins and deep, tight tension points
- Treat tension headaches
- Provide a sense of relaxation and well being
TIPS: A warm bath in Epsom salts after your deep tissue massage is highly recommended as the magnesium in the salt assists muscle and joint recovery as well as reducing inflammation and soreness.
Sounds painful right?
This is true, deep tissue massage can be somewhat painful, but it is a good pain and we will manage it with you through consultation and breathing, then we will also ensure we treat the area afterwards with the appropriate techniques. there is no need to turn away now because if you have issues with back pain, muscle tightness or a sports related injury then this massage technique can really help you, and you will feel heaps better afterwards than you will if you do nothing about it.