Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage does what it says 'on the tin' - it is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments - deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas, and follows or goes across the fibres of muscles and tendons. Deep tissue massage is a blanket term that describes a number of different therapies, and is often used medically by physiotherapists, chiropractors and so on.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • chronic pain
  • lower back pain
  • limited mobility
  • recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • postural problems
  • muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
  • ostearthritis pain
  • sciatica
  • piriformis syndrome
  • piriformis syndrome
  • tennis elbow
  • fibromyalgia
  • muscle tension or spasm